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

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  • Provenance

    Atelier Cruz-Diez, Paris

  • Exhibited

    Turin, Galleria Christian Stein, Cruz-Diez, 1973
    Rome, Galleria della Trinità, Cruz-Diez, 1974
    Paris, Espace Eiffel-Branly, Grands et jeunes d’aujourd’hui: 34e année, 19 – 27 November 1994, p.1
    Oslo, Centre Culturel Français, Cruz-Diez, 1995
    Paris, Espace Meyer Zafra, Hommage à Cruz-Diez, September – October 2006, p. 10
    Paris, Maison de l’Amérique latine, Cruz-Diez. La couleur dans l’espace, 25 April – 19 July 2007, pp. 1, 5

  • 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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Induction Chromatique 51

signed, signed with the artist's initials, inscribed, titled and dated 'C.D "INDUCTION CHROMATIQUE Nº 51" BLUE + NOIR = JAUNE CRUZ-DIEZ PARIS JAN 73' on the reverse
acrylic on canvas on wood in artist's frame
120 x 120 cm (47 1/5 x 47 1/5 in.)
Executed in 1973.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez: Luminous Reality

London Selling Exhibition 16 July - 6 September 2018