Chromointerférence Mécanique

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  • Provenance

    Collection of Rudy and Jane Ayoroa, Washington D.C. (acquired directly from the artist)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1992

  • Exhibited

    Venice, XXXV Biennale Internazionale D'arte di Venezia, Venezuelan Pavilion, 1970
    Sarasota, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; Miami Metropolitan Museum and Art Center; Pensacola Art Center, Latin American Horizons: 1976, 8 April - 15 August, 1976

  • Literature

    Simón Marchán Fiz, 'La 35 Bienal Internacional De Arte De Venecia', Goya Revista de Arte, no. 98, 1970, p. 112 (illustrated)
    Mari Carmen Ramírez and Héctor Olea ed., Color in space and time. Cruz Diez. Houston, 2011, p. 218 and 219 (illustrated)

  • Artist Bio

    Carlos Cruz-Diez

    Venezuelan • 1923

    Carlos Cruz-Diez moved from his native Caracas to Paris in 1960, where he still lives and works. He is a major protagonist in the field of kinetic and Op Art, a movement based on "an awareness of the instability of reality."



    Inspired by such artists as Georges Seurat and Josef Albers, his work focuses on the kinetic energy of color and its existence as an autonomous and evolving reality, independent from form or structure. Much of his work, in particular his Physichromie series, is created by plotting lines of contrasting color alongside each other, creating an illusion of movement as the viewer's position relative to the artwork shifts.

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Chromointerférence Mécanique

signed, signed with the artist's initials, inscribed, titled and dated 'C.D "CHROMOINTERFERENCE" CRUZ-DIEZ PARIS 1970' on the reverse
silkscreen on paper and plastic with motor on wood in artist's frame
60 x 60 cm (23 5/8 x 23 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1970.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez: Luminous Reality

London Selling Exhibition 16 July - 6 September 2018