The exhibition explores the themes of optical illusion, rhythm, geometry and colour from four different perspectives. The latest works of Noémi Ferenczy Prize-winning glass artist György Gáspár are preceded by sketches reminiscent of architectural drawings: the illusion is created by superimposing glass plates with different painted geometric structures and line grids, creating a unique perspective. In the op-art works of István Halmi-Horváth the illusion of space is accompanied by an extremely rich experience of colour. A kind of lattice structure allows the light to be perceived as it filters through.
The works of glass artist Zsuzsanna Kóródi deal with the illusion created by the optical properties of glass, the view changes continuously with the movement of the viewer. All three artists consider Victor Vasarely, the most famous representative of op-art to be their master, who created illusionistic images and spaces from various geometric forms, while working not only in black and white but also with an extremely rich colour palette. In his kinetic works he explored the laws of optics. The exhibition is linked to the International Year of Glass, which will be celebrated in 2022.
The nearly 40 glass sculptures, paintings and graphics illustrate the role and importance of the viewer’s movement in the geometric compositions on different materials, which constantly changes the view. The exhibition was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Janus Pannonius Museum, the Viltin Gallery and private collectors.