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Carlos Cruz-Diez

(Caracas, 1923 - Paris, 2019)

Carlos Cruz-Diez was one of the most prominent figures of Kinetic art whose work has been based upon the revaluation of color as an experience in itself, as a phenomenon of light in which interpretation or cultural background are no longer relevant. His artistic practice invites viewers to become conscious of how perceptual relationships constitute the aesthetic, and how every context implies a different approach and construction of the same artwork.

His research has positioned him as one of the key thinkers of the 20th century when it comes to color. He has contributed majorly to the possibility of rethinking the relations between artist, spectator, and art, framing them within a participative process rooted exclusively upon the use of color. In 1959 Cruz-Diez began a serial process under titled “Physichromies”, through which he realized the idea of chromatic autonomy and its impact upon the viewer’s environment; one of the results was an important body of work that in later decades surpassed the limits of painting and explored the transformation of diverse spaces through the manipulation of color.

His work emphasizes participation and interaction, spatial perception, and movement as the key elements of the experience of art.

 

 

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Carlos Cruz-Diez 

Physichromie Panam 261, 2017

Cromography on aluminium

100h x 200w cm

39 10/27h x 78 20/27w in

Unique 

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Carlos Cruz-Diez 

PHYSICHROMIE PANAM 255, 2016

Cromography on aluminium

100h x 300w cm

39 10/27h x 118 1/9w in

Unique 
 

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Physichromie 678, 1973

Acrylic on cardboard, wood, acrylic sheets, aluminium.

100h x 100w cm

39 10/27h x 39 10/27w in

 

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Carlos Cruz-Diez 

Physichromie 1731, 2011

Chromography on aluminium and PVC

25h x 50w cm

9.84h x 19.69w in

Edition 3 of 8 

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Carlos Cruz-Diez 

Physichromie Panam 203, 2015

Chromography on aluminium, PVC, vinyl

100h x 200w cm

39 10/27h x 78 20/27w in


 

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Carlos Cruz-Diez

Cromointerferencia Espacial 21, 2015

Chromography on aluminium, elastic bands

100h x 150w cm

39 10/27h x 59 1/18w in

Unique

 

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Carlos Cruz-Diez
Cromointerferencia Espacial 48, 1964-2017
Chromography on aluminium, elastic bands

100h x 200w cm

39 10/27h x 78 20/27w in

 

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Carlos Cruz-Diez
PHYSICHROMIE PANAM 199, 2015
Chromography on aluminium, plexiglass
120h x 300w cm
47 10/41h x 118 1/9w in


 

Carlos Cruz-Diez 

Physichromie Panam 261, 2017

Cromography on aluminium

100h x 200w cm

39 10/27h x 78 20/27w in

Unique 

Carlos Cruz-Diez 

PHYSICHROMIE PANAM 255, 2016

Cromography on aluminium

100h x 300w cm

39 10/27h x 118 1/9w in

Unique 
 

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Physichromie 678, 1973

Acrylic on cardboard, wood, acrylic sheets, aluminium.

100h x 100w cm

39 10/27h x 39 10/27w in

 

Carlos Cruz-Diez 

Physichromie 1731, 2011

Chromography on aluminium and PVC

25h x 50w cm

9.84h x 19.69w in

Edition 3 of 8 

Carlos Cruz-Diez 

Physichromie Panam 203, 2015

Chromography on aluminium, PVC, vinyl

100h x 200w cm

39 10/27h x 78 20/27w in


 

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Cromointerferencia Espacial 21, 2015

Chromography on aluminium, elastic bands

100h x 150w cm

39 10/27h x 59 1/18w in

Unique

 

Carlos Cruz-Diez
Cromointerferencia Espacial 48, 1964-2017
Chromography on aluminium, elastic bands

100h x 200w cm

39 10/27h x 78 20/27w in

 

Carlos Cruz-Diez
PHYSICHROMIE PANAM 199, 2015
Chromography on aluminium, plexiglass
120h x 300w cm
47 10/41h x 118 1/9w in


 

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Physichromie Panam 275, 2018 Chromography on aluminium, pvc 31 1/2 × 126 in (80 × 320 cm) Unique

Carlos Cruz-Diez Physichromie Panam 275, 2018 Chromography on aluminium, pvc 31 1/2 × 126 in (80 × 320 cm) Unique

Carlos Cruz-Diez Physichromie Panam 275, 2018 Chromography on aluminium, pvc 31 1/2 × 126 in (80 × 320 cm) Unique

Physichromie Panam 222, 2015 Chromointerference on aluminium, plexiglass 59 1/10 × 59 1/10 in (150 × 150 cm) Unique

 

Physichromie Panam 222, 2015 Chromointerference on aluminium, plexiglass 59 1/10 × 59 1/10 in (150 × 150 cm) Unique 

Physichromie Panam 222, 2015 Chromointerference on aluminium, plexiglass 59 1/10 × 59 1/10 in (150 × 150 cm) Unique