Gerhard von Graevenitz embodies a legacy of the late modernist
tendencies after WW2 such as op-art, kinetic art, and other movements.
He was a co-founder of the Nouvelle Tendence and a member of
ZERO. Von Graevenitz made works that investigate elementary movement and
visual experience. He constructed ‘play-objects’, some of which were
models for multiples, and made serigraphs investigating non-hierarchical
fields on the basis of chance-operations. He participated in important
exhibitions on the subject of perception such as The Responsive Eye
(MOMA, 1965). From 1972 onwards Von Graevenitz used a chance-generator
for computer-graphics for his works.