Gregorio Vardanega 

Born in 1923 in Possagno  Italy Vardanega known to be along with his wife Martha Boto the creators of the term "chromocinetism" to describe their artistic research and artworks, deeply based in color, movement and mechanic movement. Vardanega's family migrated to Argentina when he was three years old, attended the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires from 1939 to 1946. He won gold medals at the Exposition of Visual Art in Argentina and at the International and Universal Exposition in Brussels in 1958. Vardanega lived in France from 1959 till his death in 2007. In 1946 Vardanega began working in acrylic glass, and also produced structures using overlapping wires. Through the 1950s he experimented with kinetic art, constructing artworks moving and rotating at irregular intervals, which produced abstract patterns through lighting, reflections and shadows.  His first kinetic pieces used an electric motor and were exhibited in Argentina in October 1957. In 1959 Vardanega moved to Paris, where he met the Argentinian artist Martha Boto. Represented by Galerie Denise René in his early years he had his first solo exhibition in Paris in 1964 and continued to exhibit in major galleries and institutions the last one being "Turn Me On' at Christies London.