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Detail from Felipe Pantone's Optichromie—BUF

Detail from Felipe Pantone's Optichromie—BUF, 2019, on Washington Street between East Tupper and East Chippewa Streets (back of Town Ballroom) in Buffalo.

AK Public Art Spotlight: Felipe Pantone's Optichromie—BUF

October 1, 2019

It's shaping up to be another busy summer for AK Public Art! Here on the blog, we're taking a closer look at this year's class of murals, sculptures, and other projects.

Felipe Pantone's Optichromie—BUF, 2019

Felipe Pantone's Optichromie—BUF, 2019, on Washington Street between East Tupper and East Chippewa Streets (back of Town Ballroom) in Buffalo.

The mesmerizing black-and-white patterns, bold prismatic forms, and oversized fluorescent pixels of Felipe Pantone’s Optichromie—BUF simultaneously speak to both contemporary digital art and culture as well as the Op and Kinetic art of the 1960s. After experimenting with numerous graffiti styles as a teenager and young adult, the artist found himself drawn to especially the work of Carlos Cruz-Diez, Julio Le Parc, Luis Tomasello, and Victor Vasarely—all of whom are represented in the Albright-Knox’s collection—as a primary source of inspiration for his current imagery.

Check out Felipe Pantone's Optichromie—BUF on Washington Street between East Tupper and East Chippewa Streets (back of Town Ballroom), or take a look at a complete map of all AK Public Art projects here.

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