Yaacov Agam (1928-)
Yaacov Agam is an Israeli artist, experimenter of the artistic Optical Art and kinetic art. He continued his studies at the Kunstgewerbe Schule in Zurich, suffering the influence of Johannes Itten and Max Bill, and later he moved to Paris where he held his first exhibition at the Graven Gallery. In 1955 he was recognized as one of the most important representatives of the newborn artistic movement Op art; he also participated in the exhibition “The Movement” with other great artists of contemporary sculpture as Alexander Calder, Jean Tinguely and Victor Vasarely.
His works, abstract and kinetic, break with the artistic tradition that represents reality in a static manner.
He participated at exhibitions all around the world, among which the exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the interactive retrospective at the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Städtische Kunsthalle in Dusseldorf, and at Tel Aviv Museum.