Stèle Horizontale 1

Signature: On the Back

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Un être flottant, Galerie Mitterrand, Paris
2016
The Illusive Eye, El Museo del Barrio, New York
2014
Global Exchange. Geometric Abstraction since 1950, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires
2014
Liverpool Biennial 2014, Liverpool Biennial

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Un être flottant, Galerie Mitterrand, Paris
2013
Elisabetta Cipriani

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
COLORS IN GEOMETRY, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami
2016
The Illusive Eye, El Museo del Barrio, New York
2015
OPTIC NERVE, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco
2015
Tengible Forms, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami
2014
Global Exchange. Geometric Abstraction since 1950, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires
2014
Liverpool Biennial 2014, Liverpool Biennial
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