Carlos Cruz-Diez

Carlos Cruz-Diez
(Caracas)

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biography

Carlos Cruz-Diez (Venezuelan, 1923) has lived and worked in Paris since 1960.
His artistic roots reach back to the Movimiento Cinético (Kinetic Movement) of the 1950s and 1960s. As his thinking on the visual arts has evolved, his ideas have changed attitudes on how color is perceived in art. According to his artist's statement, color is an autonomous reality, devoid of anecdotes, that evolves in real time and space with no need of form or support.

Carlos Cruz-Diez's artistic proposal is based on eight research projects that reveal the myriad ways in which color behaves:
Couleur Additive (Additive Color), Physichromie, Induction Chromatique (Chromatic Induction), Chromointerférence, Transchromie, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope, and Couleur dans l'espace (Color in Space).


literature

Recent publications include:

Carlos Cruz Diez, Vivir en Arte, Requerdos de lo que me Aquerdo, 2014
Carlos Cruz Diez and Edgar Cherubini Lecuna, Cruz-Diez in Black and White, 2013
Carlos Cruz Diez, Réflexion sur la Couleur, 2013
Marion Chanson, L'Atelier de Carlos Cruz-Diez, 2011
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Reflection on Color, 2009 (original edition 1989)
Pierre Arnauld, Cruz-Diez, 2008


Exhibitions

Selected solo and group exhibitions:

2016 TEFAF Maastricht, SmithDavidson Gallery, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2015 Global Art Exhibition, SmithDavidson Gallery (LSG), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2013 Dynamo. Un siècle de lumière et de mouvement dans l’art. 1913-2013, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France

2013 La Invención Concreta: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

2012 Cruz-Diez: Color in Space, Jeonbuk Province Art Museum, Jeonbuk, South Korea 

2012 Carlos Cruz-Diez: A cor no espaço e no tempo, Pinacoteca do estado, São Paulo, Brazil

2011 Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, United States

2011 Carlos Cruz-Diez: El color en el espacio y en el tiempo, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano (MALBA - Fundación Constantini), Buenos Aires, Argentina

2010 Suprasensorial Experiments in Light, Color, and Space, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, United States 

2010 Carlos Cruz Diez: The Embodied Experience of Color, Miami Art Museum, United States 

2008 (In)Formed by Color: Carlos Cruz-Diez, The Americas Society, New York, United States

2007 Lo(s) Cinético(s)[The Kinetic(s)], Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

1988 Carlos Cruz-Diez: Die Autonomie der Farbe [The Anatomy of Color], Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany 

1970 Pavellón venezolano en la XXXV Biennale di Venezia", Venice, Italy

1967 Lumière et Mouvement, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

1965 The Responsive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States 

1961 Bewogen Beweging, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 


collections

His works are part of the permanent collections at institutions such as:

Museum of Modern Art, New York;
Tate Modern, London;
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris;
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne;
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

view work by Carlos Cruz-Diez

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