Work in the collection: Carlos Cruz-Diez, Couleur additive 13, 1970, acrylic on wood, 120 x 120 cm.
The Venezuelan is one of the most important representatives of kinetic art. With an almost scientific approach, the color theorist experiments with the various basic chromatic conditions: with subtractive, additive, inductive and reductive color mixtures – according to his website. Stripe-like color structures are created, the optical effect of which changes depending on the viewer’s point of view and the intensity of the light, and which influence each other through the interaction of the adjacent colors. The colors begin to vibrate in the eye of the beholder and suggest movement.
born 1923 in Caracas, Venezuela
1940-1945 studies at the Escuela de Artes Pásticas y Aplicadas de Caracas
1955-1956 moved to Barcelona
1958-1960 Professor of painting at the Escuela de Artes Pásticas y Aplicadas de Caracas
1970 XXXV. Venice Biennale
2002 XXV. Biennial de Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015 Awarded the Turner Medal for his outstanding contribution to the understanding of color in the visual arts
lives and works in Paris and Venezuela