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Until recently, the short-lived, mid-sixties Op Art movement was seen by many as an embarrasing blip on the art history radar, the stylistic equivalent of a novelty tee-shirt.
Now, however, there's a steady revival of interest, not only among collectors and curators, but among young artists themselves.
As a prominent feature of the international resurgence in abstraction - and with several big names in current American art adopting elements of Op as their own - it's time to take a look at what amounts to a mini Op Art renaissance.
Los Angeles artist Jim Isermann applies the visual language of Op and '70s design not only to painting, but a wide range of objects including rugs, fabrics and furniture.
American artist Hsaio is an early adopter of the new Op aesthetic, having explored perceptual art since the late '80s. He currently lives and works in Berlin.
Another artist whose practice predates recent interest in Op, Texan Susie Rosmarin has been working with Op-style abstraction for the last decade.
Fast emerging New York painter Xylor Jane uses personalised mathematical formulae to produce vibrant abstraction with a strong resemblance to Op.