“Man’s eyes are not windows, even though they have long been viewed as such. They often see what isn’t there or fail to see what is. Man’s eyes are the first sense and they make mistakes.” – Victor Vasarely

After two postponements -November 2020 and May 2021- due to the restrictive measures of the government for protection against the pandemic, the 5th Art-Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair will finally take place from November 25 to 28, 2021, and will have the honor to host, in collaboration with Osten Museum of Drawing – Skopje, one of the “fathers” of the Op Art movement, Victor Vasarely.

Optical Art (or Op Art, as an abbreviation), with reference to a quite specific optical illusion created in the viewers’ perception in an encounter with an entirely new aesthetics of painting.

The collection of the Osten Museum of Drawing contains 90 works by Vasarely which include: drawings, serigraphs, mixed media works, objects, collages coming from the collection of the Hungarian collector Tibor Csepei – a friend of Vasarely’s, manager and promoter of his works, who possesses over 800 of his works and who has been actively working on his mission to promote his art around the globe for many years now.