Art Brokerage: Omar Rayo Colombian Artist: b. 1928-2010. Colombian-born painter Ómar Rayo employs optical illusions through geometric abstractions. In this way, the artist created a complicated and lyrical multi-dimensional effect, referred to as Op Art, a style he helped pioneer and to which he remained dedicated. His images interact with viewers and force people to look beyond the image and into deeper meaning. Many of the artist’s paintings, engravings, and other artworks are placed in the Museum of Rayo de Dibujo y Grabado Latinamericano, which was founded on January 20, 1981, in Colombia. The museum featured more than 2,000 of Rayo's works as well as 500 works by other Latin artists. Besides the Museum de Rayo de Dibujo y Grabado Latinamericano, the artist’s work has been featured in the National Room of the Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts of Mexico, and many other galleries and museums throughout the world. Rayo spent his life educating people about art. He collapsed while eating breakfast at his home on June 7, 2010, and died on the way to the hospital after suffering from a heart attack. Without Rayo at its helm, the museum couldn't have endured the difficult times it was in, although a foundation was developed to help support the museum and promote Latin American Art. Listings wanted.