Francois Morellet, Lamentable, rouge light sculpture
Morellet's use of geometry has placed him close to Minimal art and Conceptual art in his aims. He shares a particular affinity to the American artists Ellsworth Kelly
, Frank Stella and Sol LeWitt
Francois Morellet was born in 1926 in Cholet, Maine-et-Loire, France.
He joined the Visual Art Research Group, which was a was a collaborative artists group in Paris, in the early 1960s. Other collaborators were Julio Le Parc, Francisco Sobrino and Vera Molnar.
Morellet rejected the use of painting, drawing and sculpture and was looking for modern materials and especially anything that could produce movement or light. His favourite medium was neon. Francois Morellet’s work is included in public and private collections in the United States, England, Turkey, and Italy. Morellet died in May 2016 shortly after the Centre for International Light Art staged a retrospective of his work.