Glossary

Kinetic Art

Kinetic Art can be achieved through any type of medium, where the effect of the art depends mainly on movements or the motion of the viewer. The art is generally two or three-dimensional, often in sculptures, figures or mobiles, and invokes both real and apparent motion. Kinetic Art creates interactive relationships between the viewer and the art, establishing real visual experiences that go beyond the boundary of traditional stagnant matter. The Kinetic Art movement most notably recognizes artists such as Alexander Calder, whose mobiles and sculptures depict the notion that art can be ideas of motion and change and not just static objects.

Kinetic Art Artists

De Buck Gallery artist Alberto Biasi is one of the leading representatives of Kinetic Art internationally and is considered to be one of the masters of this art form in Italy, his native country. As one of the co-founders of Gruppo ENN, Biasi was influenced by movement to create stimulating visual and sensory experiences for the viewer. His work is based on optical illusions, helping to popularize optical-kinetic art, which creates the illusion of movement through abstract patterns and varying contrasts. Biasi’s work changes appearance depending on the angle of the viewer, establishing this illusory image of movement and motion.