Youri Messen-Jaschin, new Op art research, 2014

This screenprinting in black and white, when you look, the brain added color: red, mauve, bright yellow, green brilliant. It is the game of the optical illusion and our brain..  You must see the original silkscreen to see these illusions, the internet will not reveal these illusions to you. Digital distorts illusion.

  • Screenprinting | 1 to 15 print’s |
    Paper: 101,5 x 71,5 cm
    Print: 67,5 x 47 cm
    Paper Lessebo Bright 400 g/m2
    available – price on request                                                Exhibition in Moscow | Channel One Television | November 2016
    © photography | 2014 | Youri Messen-Jaschin |
    ® Prolitteris | 8033 Zurich | Switzerland
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This color, that the artist loves so much – and which is incidentally the basis of his work, plus movement – still doesn’t make an entertainer. Quite the contrary. When he is in front of a canvas or a sculpture project, it’s serious: “I am very meticulous and picky.” It is a guarantee of quality in his work. Besides, he immediately clarifies, “I am and have to be very quiet because if I paint a straight line, it must be perfect and not curved.” In days of old, the designation “Master” was reserved for a painter who succeeded in drawing a perfect circle freehand. In that respect, this designation is well deserved since, in addition, it allows him to control … the square!

Color: he always studied it in the various art schools he attended. “For me, color plays an important role, especially in optical art because the basic colors are always set in opposition to each other. And it is precisely by their confrontation that we obtain optical movement of the work. Op Art is certainly created with geometry, but mainly by color. By playing with it, you arrive in a third dimension.”
Chance or necessity, this colorful life spent in Op Art? Pure chance, he says without blinking. At the end of the 1960s. I was in Göteborg, at the Högskolan för Design & Konsthandwerk. In this city, an exhibition of kinetic art was held and attended by the Venezuelans Jesús Soto (now deceased), Carlos Cruz-Diez and the Argentine Julio Le Parc. Undecided, I was still hesitating between the abstract way – that didn’t bring me much – and the figurative. But visiting this exhibition, I immediately knew I was going to do this all my life. I then approached Soto who taught me some “stuff” in a fortnight. Then, I continued my research in my Swedish workshop while regularly submitting my sketches and drawings. After six months, he told me that I could start. I now was convinced that Op Art was the future of art. ” Create movement with  color”    had thus become a necessity.
In the apartment at Valmont, in Lausanne, where he has lived and created since 1984, the numerous paintings completed or in progress wait for the visitor who, in turn, sets them in motion. Provided he comes in head on, his eyes carefully take in the image and his brain.
Perceives the illusion. Once experienced, they’re impossible to resist, even if some of them have a destabilizing power. They make us see every color. This is living art, interactive and, as a supreme pleasure, totally dependent on one’s mood. I particularly like Youri’s work because his art is incapable of being frigid. Each encounter is likely to cause new enjoyment(s). A sacred slap in a figurative sense, where the final word is spoken at the first contact. Fortunately, Sweden made him give up taking the path of least resistance.
I still have to emphasize that this artistic choice, from the start, has brought luck to Youri Messen-Jaschin who makes a living out of his creativity – only unique pieces! – thanks to the passion and loyalty of collectors on five continents. Some have followed him from the beginning and others do not hesitate to come and see him in action all the way from Japan. The mention of this success colors him satisfied.
A reputation earned and recognized on the “Culture” pages of the first issue of L’Hebdo of… September 11, 1981!
We’ll certainly hear more about this gentleman. Especially with his new passion for amazing sculptures in Glass and Plexiglas – and colorful as it must be – with decidedly hypnotic powers. So next time you see this original character in the street, don’t hesitate to ask him to sign the photograph you have taken of him rather than let it get covered with dust.

Laurent Delaloye
contemporary art critic

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Op art meets the neuroscience

Art Basel 2017 :

Art Basel 2017

What you do not see in the video is the 3 dimension.
The camera can not yet captured this dimension, certainly in the future, not today.
Perpetuum Mobile VII
Op art
77 x 77 cm
available – price on request
Plexiglas and Oil painting
© 2016 | Youri Messen-Jaschin |
Video: 2016 | © Pierre-Michel Delessert ] Youri Messen-Jaschin
® 2016 | Prolitteris | 8033 Zurich |
Youri Messen-Jaschin Portofolio
Wikipedia
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  • Blue I | 2013 |
    Paper: 101,5 x 71,5 cm
    Print: 68 x 68 cm
    Paper Lessebo Bright 400 g/m2
    screenprinting 1/15 | available: 5 print’s |
    available – price on request
    Publication Television
    RTS | Swiss Television | Night News 7.30 pm | 15.08.2016 |
    Published Book :
    2009 Visarte Vaud Editor Jean Genoud SA Switzerland
    2009 The Fascination of Technology – Faszination Technik What moves us – Was uns Bewegt Edition OSB Olympische Sport Bibliothek Cloppenburg Germany
    2010 Swiss Philatelic Post
    Museum collection
    2013 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Japan.
    2013 Sakima Art Museum Préfecture d’Okinawa, Japan.               2017 POPA Museum (Op art Museum) Porrentruy Switzerland
    Exhibition
    2013 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Japan.                          2016 Moscow | Channel One Television | November
  • © Youri Messen-Jaschin
    ® ProLitteris 8033 Zurich
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What you do not see in the video is the fourth dimension.
The camera can not yet captured this dimension, certainly in the future, not today.                                                                        Exhibition in Moscow | Channel One Television | November 2016
© 2014 | Youri Messen-Jaschin |
Photography … 2014 | © Pierre-Michel Delessert |
® 2014 | Prolitteris | 8033 Zurich |
op art meets the neurosciences
Youri Messen-Jaschin Portofolio
Wikipedia
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Perpetuum Mobile IArt Basel 2017:

Different illusions according to the angle of your look, the brain complete these illusions by sliding non-existent geometrical forms in the work.
What you do not see in the pictures is the fourth dimension.
The camera can not yet captured this dimension, certainly in the future, not today.
Perpetuum mobile I
Op art
70,5 x 103 x 3,5 cm
Plexiglas and oil painting
available – price on request
Publication
RTS | Swiss Television | Night News 7.30 pm | 15.08.2016 |
L’Extension / automn 2014 / Swiss magazine / Geneva /                     Museum collection                                                                                    2017 POPA Museum (Op art Museum) Porrentruy Switzerland        Exhibition in Moscow | Channel One Television | November 2016

© 2014 | Youri Messen-Jaschin |
Photography … 2014 | © Pierre-Michel Delessert |
® 2014 | Prolitteris | 8033 Zurich |
op art meets the neurosciences
Youri Messen-Jaschin Portofolio
Wikipedia
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2014 Youri Messen-Jaschin

  • What you do not see in the pictures is the fourth dimension.
    The camera can not yet captured this dimension, certainly in the future, not today.
    Perpetuum mobile IV
    Op art
    66,5 x 66,5 x 4,2 cm
    Plexiglas and oil painting                                                         Exhibition in Moscow | Channel One Television | November 2016
    available – price on request
    © 2014 | Youri Messen-Jaschin |
    Photography … 2014 | © Pierre-Michel Delessert |
    ® 2014 | Prolitteris | 8033 Zurich |
    Youri Messen-Jaschin Portofolio
    Wikipedia
    Bibliography

Youri Messen-Jaschin 2014

© 2014 Youri Messen-Jaschin | Op art | Perpetuum Mobile V

Different illusions according to the angle of your look, the brain complete these illusions by sliding non-existent geometrical forms in the work
What you do not see in the pictures is the fourth dimension.
The camera can not yet captured this dimension, certainly in the future, not today.
Perpetuum mobile V
Op art
66,5 x 66,5 x 4,2 cm
Plexiglas and oil painting
available – price on request                                                        Exhibition in Moscow | Channel One Television | November 2016
© 2014 | Youri Messen-Jaschin |
Photography … 2014 | © Pierre-Michel Delessert |
® 2014 | Prolitteris | 8033 Zurich |
Publication:
RTS | Swiss Television | Night News 7.30 pm | 15.08.2016 |
Youri Messen-Jaschin Portofolio
Wikipedia
Bibliography

oil painting
On Line I
oil painting
180 x 180 cm
available – price on request
Publication
RTS | Swiss Television | Night News 7.30 pm | 15.08.2016 |            Flac | Fondation Lémanique pour l’art contemporain | Le Guide Contemporain | Vol: III | 2016

© photography | Pierre-Michel Delessert|
® 1996 | Prolitteris | 8033 Zurich |
op art meets the neurosciences
Youri Messen-Jaschin Portofolio
Wikipedia
Bibliography