Paper artist Philippe UG has transformed seven of Victor Vasarely’s most beautiful works into paper sculptures in the Pop-Up Op-Art book, a 3-D pop-up celebration of the artist. The book will delight readers of all ages, whether you’re a fan of the “father” of optical art or the abstract art movement itself.
Philippe UG studied at the Academy of Arts in Paris and uses illustration, printmaking, design, and paper engineering in his artworks. He is known for his skill in creating paper sculptures, pop-up books in particular. Previously mainly designing children books, his latest work focuses on the works of Vasarely. He transformed seven of Vasarely’s creations into delicate and vibrant three-dimensional structures that trick the eye and excite the imagination of the viewer.
In the Beginning in the 1930s, with fellow Op-art pioneers like Josef Albers, Vasarely used tricks of geometry, color and shadow to make the two dimensions appear 3-D. Some of Vasarely’s paintings might make you feel dizzy or like you’re hallucinating as he managed to turn flat canvases into psychedelic wormholes. Widely accepted as the “father” of op art, Vasarely worked his whole life to create fascinating works that were visually both complex and enchanting.