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Carlos Cruz-Diez (Caracas, Venezuela, 1923 - Paris, France, 2019) is one of the major figures of kinetic and optical art and has received numerous awards for his work. His practice positions him as a contemporary theorist of color. His visual research, based on three chromatic conditions -- subtractive color, additive color, and reflection -- has contributed to a new approach of the color phenomenon by expanding his perceptual universe.

Carlos Cruz-Diez based his practice on the color as an autonomous reality, without any anecdote, evolving in real-time and real space without any help from the form or the support. There are eight axes of research that reveal the different behaviors of color: Additive Color, Physichromie, Chromatic Induction, Chromointerference, Transchromia, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope, and Color in Space.

In 1940, Carlos Cruz Diez was studying at the Art School in Caracas. In 1944, he was working as a graphic designer for the "Creole Petroleum Corporation". In 1946, he became the Creative Director of the advertising agency "McCann-Erickson in Venezuela. In 1957, he founded the "Estudio Artes Visuales" dedicated to graphic and industrial design. In 1959, he completed his first work entitled “Additive Color and Physiochromia".

In 2005, his family created the "Cruz-Diez Foundation" dedicated to the conservation, development, dissemination, and research of the artist's conceptual heritage. Between 1972 and 1973, he taught "Kinetic Techniques" at the Beaux-Arts School in Paris. In 2012, he was appointed Officiel the National Order of the Legion of Honour.


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Print, Couleur additive perseus, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur additive perseus

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 100 x 210 cm Print - 39.4 x 82.7 inch

$25,735

Sculpture, Cromovela 22, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Cromovela 22

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sculpture - 80 x 21 x 16 cm Sculpture - 31.5 x 8.3 x 6.3 inch

$18,665

Sculpture, Chromointerference manipulable la difference, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Chromointerference manipulable la difference

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sculpture - 40 x 35 x 10 cm Sculpture - 15.7 x 13.8 x 3.9 inch

$12,047

Sculpture, Couleur a l’espace ariel, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur a l’espace ariel

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sculpture - 52 x 12 x 12 cm Sculpture - 20.5 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch

$13,857

Sculpture, Couleur à l’espace nova, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur à l’espace nova

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sculpture - 52 x 12 x 12 cm Sculpture - 20.5 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch

$13,857

Sculpture, Cromovela triptych 13, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Cromovela triptych 13

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sculpture - 60 x 50 x 13 cm Sculpture - 23.6 x 19.7 x 5.1 inch

$21,436

Print, Couleur additive série 14, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur additive série 14

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 80 x 80 cm Print - 31.5 x 31.5 inch

$73,528

Print, Caura-7, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-7

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 70 cm Print - 23.6 x 27.6 inch

$5,090

Print, Serie Semana - Viernes, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Viernes

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm Print - 23.6 x 23.6 inch

$10,068

Print, Caura-14, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-14

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 70 cm Print - 23.6 x 27.6 inch

$5,090

Print, Caura-4, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-4

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 70 cm Print - 23.6 x 27.6 inch

$5,090

Print, Serie Semana - Martes	, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Martes

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm Print - 23.6 x 23.6 inch

$10,068

Print, Untitled, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Untitled

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 100 x 70 cm Print - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

$5,147

Print, Caura-5, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-5

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 70 cm Print - 23.6 x 27.6 inch

$5,090

Print, Caura-1, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-1

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 70 cm Print - 23.6 x 27.6 inch

$5,090

Print, Caura-6, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-6

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 70 cm Print - 23.6 x 27.6 inch

$5,090

Print, Couleur à l'Espace Olot, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur à l'Espace Olot

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 70 x 100 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$17,194

Print, Couleur à l'Espace Jerez, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur à l'Espace Jerez

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 70 x 100 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.6 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$17,194

Print, Induction du Jaune Masnou, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Masnou

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 50 x 80 x 0.1 cm Print - 19.7 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$15,045

Print, Induction du Juane Rioja, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Juane Rioja

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 50 x 80 cm Print - 19.7 x 31.5 inch

$15,045

Print, Serie Semana - Miércoles, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Miércoles

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm Print - 23.6 x 23.6 inch

$10,068 $5,034

Print, Serie Semana - Sábado	, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Sábado

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm Print - 23.6 x 23.6 inch

$10,068

Print, Induction du Jaune Tepuy 1, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Tepuy 1

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$9,050

Print, Induction du Jaune Tepuy 2, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Tepuy 2

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$9,050

Print, Sans-Titre, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sans-Titre

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 32 x 32 cm Print - 12.6 x 12.6 inch

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Print, Sitges 1, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 1

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 100 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 39.4 x 9.8 x 0 inch

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Print, Composition pour les JO, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Composition pour les JO

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 63 x 90 cm Print - 24.8 x 35.4 inch

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Print, Sitges 4, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 4

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 100 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 39.4 x 9.8 x 0 inch

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Print, Sitges 3, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 3

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 100 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 39.4 x 9.8 x 0 inch

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Print, Sitges 2, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 2

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 100 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 39.4 x 9.8 x 0 inch

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Print, Induction du Jaune Tepuy 3, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Tepuy 3

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0 inch

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The artistic movements of the artists are: Op' Art

When was Carlos Cruz-Diez born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1923