Francois Morellet, born in 1926 in Cholet (+ 2016), France,
has paved the way in “concrete art.”
In the 1950s and 1960s he created his first stringently
rational works on the basis of geometrical systems.
Later, his handling of form became much freer and
more playful. A “central position of irony
and at the same time of distance” towards
geometry became noticeable, without Morellet having
denied his constructivist approach.
The list of his exhibitions is long. Some important
addresses on this list—the Pompidou Centre
in Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the
Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the Lenbachhaus in Munich.
Numerous museums and public collections possess
works by this artist. His architecturally related
works make their mark in and on public buildings
In 1998, his large neon installation in the Debis
complex at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin reached