Carlos Cruz-Diez - Carlos Cruz-Diez: Luminous Reality London Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Denise René, Paris
    Collection of Sofía Ímber, Caracas
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Carlos Cruz-Diez

    Venezuelan • 1923 - 2019

    Carlos Cruz-Diez moved from his native Caracas to Paris in 1955, where he lived and worked for the rest of his life. He was 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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signed in black ink and stamp-numbered '045' in black ink on the colophon, from the edition of 250 (there were also 10 sets reserved for libraries), published by Editions Denise René, Paris
complete set of 5 screenprints in colours on vinyl and paper, each a self-contained paper folder, with text, title page and colophon, loose (as issued) contained in the original card portfolio with printed title
portfolio 33 x 33 cm (12 7/8 x 12 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1965.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez: Luminous Reality

London Selling Exhibition 16 July - 6 September 2018