Carlos Cruz-Diez, ‘ Physichromie 1043’, 1975, SmithDavidson Gallery

Signature: Signed, titled and dated DEC 1975 on reverse

Image rights: Courtesy of SmithDavidson Gallery

Galerie Denise René, New York
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Private Collection, Switzerland
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About Carlos Cruz-Diez

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.

Venezuelan, b. 1923, Caracas, Venezuela