Op Art image

Contemporary op art design

Op art image

Digital image created in Affinity Designer. 2022

Op art has got many detractors, as can be deduced by the number of artists who have created optical or geometric art who very specifically claim that their art is not Op art.

Personally, I like it very much, partly because of my interest in optics. I tend to view it partly as a scientific endeavour, with its forms expressing something of the underlying nature of perception.

This image has more than a hint of Victor Vasarely about it. It didn’t look particularly like a Vasarely until I’d nearly finished it, when I applied a ‘bloat’ to the vertical parallel lines on the image, making them bulge (The image is digital, so that’s a very easy thing to do). Suddenly there he was – Victor Vasarely!