Walter Leblanc

1932 - 1986

Died in Silly (Belgium), born in Antwerpen (Belgium).

Walter Leblanc initially makes lyric abstract work, then radically changes course around 1960. With the torsion form as most important element – first twisted rope, then twisted strips of vinyl, white on white or, later, in bright colors too – he, like other artists of the ‘new tendencies’, aims to produce pure retinal art that would stimulate the viewer via virtual movement. As co-organizer of Anti-peinture, Leblanc was certainly responsible for the selection of like-minded artists. In the Sixties he also often participated in group exhibitions of the ‘new tendencies’, up to and including The Responsive Eye, the large survey exhibition of kinetic art at the MoMA in New York, in 1965.

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