Yves Gaucher | the artist

The artist Yves Gaucher
Born 1934, Montreal, Canada.
Died 2000

Style and technique of the artist: Painting,

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Signals #2, 1966
Gaucher’s colours vary from intense to subliminal but with a transcendent quality comparable to Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. A significant place is also given by Gaucher to visual rhythm. He leads the viewer’s eye visually, not randomly. Op Art techniques, such as those found in the work of Bridgit Riley, Guido Molinari and Larry Poons, aid and abet, but while those artists’ achievement is typically secular, Gaucher strives for a world of spiritual transcendence…

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