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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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2019
Carlos Cruz-Diez, hommage à la couleurGalerie Denise René
2018
Latinoamérica: volver al futuroMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires
2016
Un être flottantGalerie Mitterrand
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Physichromie 321-B

Triptych, plastic, cardboard, acrylic and wood
23 5/8 × 143 3/8 in
60 × 364.2 cm
Location
New York
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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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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