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Carlos Cruz-Diez

France Born in: 1923 Masterpieces

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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Carlos Cruz-Diez, Agpa portfolios: Latin American graphic at the end of the 20th century. Chromo-Interference from AGPA 78: PanAmerican Graphic Arts (AGPA 78): Artes Gráficas Panamericanas, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Agpa portfolios: Latin American graphic at the end of the 20th century. Chromo-Interference from AGPA 78: PanAmerican Graphic Arts (AGPA 78): Artes Gráficas Panamericanas, 1978
43 x 43 x 7 cm
Print

$3,500

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Couleur additive série 14, Painting

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur additive série 14, 2009
80 x 80 cm
Painting

$78,315

Our recommendations Carlos Cruz-Diez, Agpa portfolios: Latin American graphic at the end of the 20th century. Chromo-Interference from AGPA 78: PanAmerican Graphic Arts (AGPA 78): Artes Gráficas Panamericanas, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Agpa portfolios: Latin American graphic at the end of the 20th century. Chromo-Interference from AGPA 78: PanAmerican Graphic Arts (AGPA 78): Artes Gráficas Panamericanas, 1978
43 x 43 x 7 cm
Print

$3,500

Carlos Cruz-Diez, S/T  (Induction Chromatique), Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

S/T (Induction Chromatique), 1981
80 x 80 x 5 cm
Print

$4,500

Our recommendations Carlos Cruz-Diez, Agpa portfolios: Latin American graphic at the end of the 20th century. Chromo-Interference from AGPA 78: PanAmerican Graphic Arts (AGPA 78): Artes Gráficas Panamericanas, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Agpa portfolios: Latin American graphic at the end of the 20th century. Chromo-Interference from AGPA 78: PanAmerican Graphic Arts (AGPA 78): Artes Gráficas Panamericanas, 1978
43 x 43 x 7 cm
Print

$3,500

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Agpa portfolios: Latin American graphic at the end of the 20th century. Chromo-Interference from AGPA 78: PanAmerican Graphic Arts (AGPA 78): Artes Gráficas Panamericanas, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Agpa portfolios: Latin American graphic at the end of the 20th century. Chromo-Interference from AGPA 78: PanAmerican Graphic Arts (AGPA 78): Artes Gráficas Panamericanas, 1978
43 x 43 x 7 cm
Print

$3,500

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Tepuy 1, 2018
60 x 60 cm
Print

$8,434

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Tepuy 2, 2018
60 x 60 cm
Print

$8,434

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur à l'Espace Jerez, 2014
69.7 x 100 cm
Print

$12,049

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, 2016
70 x 100 cm
Print

$15,663

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Tepuy 3, 2018
60 x 60 cm
Print

$8,434

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Couleur Additive Gris Dos, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur Additive Gris Dos, 2017
60 x 60 cm
Print

$8,434

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Couleur Additive Gris Tres, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur Additive Gris Tres, 2017
60 x 60 cm
Print

$8,434

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Inducción Cromática a doble frecuencia Toledo, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Inducción Cromática a doble frecuencia Toledo, 2016
70 x 100 cm
Print

$15,663

Our recommendations Carlos Cruz-Diez, Color Aditivo Cantarrana 3, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Color Aditivo Cantarrana 3, 2016
70 x 100 cm
Print

$15,663

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Composition pour les JO, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Composition pour les JO, 1992
63 x 90 cm
Print

$2,410

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sitges 4, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 4, 2012
100 x 25 x 0.1 cm
Print

$4,217

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sitges 3, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 3, 2012
100 x 25 x 0.1 cm
Print

$4,217

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sitges 1, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 1, 2012
100 x 25 x 0.1 cm
Print

$4,217

Our recommendations Carlos Cruz-Diez, Caura-4, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-4, 2015
60 x 70 cm
Print

$5,422

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sitges 2, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 2, 2012
100 x 25 x 0.1 cm
Print

$4,217

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Serie Semana - Sábado	, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Sábado , 2013
60 x 60 cm
Print

$7,229

Our recommendations Carlos Cruz-Diez, Serie Semana - Martes	, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Martes , 2013
60 x 60 cm
Print

$7,229

Our recommendations Carlos Cruz-Diez, Serie Semana - Viernes	, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Viernes , 2013
60 x 60 cm
Print

$7,229

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Induction du Jaune Rioja , Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Rioja , 2014
50 x 79 cm
Print

$10,844

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Caura-1, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-1, 2015
60 x 70 cm
Print

$5,422

Our recommendations Carlos Cruz-Diez, Caura-7, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-7, 2015
60 x 70 cm
Print

$5,422

Our recommendations Carlos Cruz-Diez, Induction du Jaune Rioja , Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Rioja , 2014
50 x 79 cm
Print

$10,844

Our recommendations Carlos Cruz-Diez, Caura-14, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-14, 2015
60 x 70 cm
Print

$5,422

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Caura-6, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-6, 2015
60 x 70 cm
Print

$5,422

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Induction Chromatique, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction Chromatique, 1973
34 x 34 x 0.2 cm
Print

$4,819

Our recommendations Carlos Cruz-Diez, Couleur Additive Perseus, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur Additive Perseus, 2017
100 x 210 x 1 cm
Print

$30,121

Our recommendations Carlos Cruz-Diez, Induction chromatique à double fréquence-Balladores 1, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction chromatique à double fréquence-Balladores 1, 1998
73 x 25 x 5 cm
Print

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Our recommendations Carlos Cruz-Diez, Caura-5, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-5, 2015
60 x 70 cm
Print

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