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Carlos Cruz-Diez
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Carlos Cruz-Diez

Born in 1923 in Caracas, Venezuela. Died in 2019 in Paris, France.

A historic member of kinetic art from the 1960s, and a self-described artist who applies the discipline of a scientist, Carlos Cruz-Diez resolved his practice around three conditions of color: substractive, additive, and reflective. He studied their behavior through eight lines of research: Couleur Additive, Physichromie, Induction Chromatique, Chromointerférence, Transchromi, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope and Couleur à l’Espace. Renowned as a thinker of color, Cruz-Diez’s one self-imposed restriction was to be efficient in what he wanted to say, working with the rational as much as the emotional. He conceived his work in a continuous present stripped of any markers of time, creating an autonomous and evolutive reality, where everything is intended, if not programmed.

His work has recently been part of several solo and group shows including at France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, 2021; Pudong Museum of Art, Shanghai, 2022; Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), Vienna, 2019; Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, Paris, 2022; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, 2019; Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH), Houston, 2021; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2021, to name a few.

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