Carlos Cruz-Diez
Venezuelan, born 1923
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Latinoamérica: volver al futuro,
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires
The Illusive Eye,
El Museo del Barrio
Un être flottant,
Galerie Mitterrand

Venezuelan painter and kinetic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez broke new ground in color-optics during the Kinetic art movement of the 1960s. Deeply interested in color relationships, aesthetics, and perception, his influences include Georges Seurat's shimmering, pointillist compositions and Josef Albers’ illusionistic square paintings. His optical experiments focus on how color and line can create a sensation of movement as the viewer’s relative position to the artwork changes. In 1959, he shifted the emphasis of his work from paint to colored light.

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