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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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All artworks of Carlos Cruz-Diez
Print, Couleur additive série 14, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur additive série 14

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 80 x 80 cm

$73,478

Print, Serie Semana - Viernes, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Viernes

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm

$10,061

Print, Caura-7, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-7

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 70 cm

$5,087

Print, Caura-14, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-14

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 70 cm

$5,087

Print, Caura-4, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-4

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 70 cm

$5,087

Print, Serie Semana - Martes	, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Martes

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm

$10,061

Print, Untitled, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Untitled

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 100 x 70 cm

$5,143

Print, Serie Semana - Sábado	, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Sábado

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm

$10,061

Print, Caura-5, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-5

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 70 cm

$5,087

Print, Caura-1, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-1

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 70 cm

$5,087

Print, Caura-6, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-6

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 70 cm

$5,087

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

$17,183

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

$17,183

Print, Induction du Jaune Masnou, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Masnou

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 50 x 80 x 0.1 cm

$15,035

Print, Induction du Juane Rioja, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Juane Rioja

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 50 x 80 cm

$15,035

Print, Serie Semana - Miércoles, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Miércoles

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm

$10,061

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

$9,043

Print, Induction Chromatique a Double Fréquence RGB, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction Chromatique a Double Fréquence RGB

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 59.7 x 59.7 x 2.5 cm

$6,900

Print, Induction Chromatique a Double Fréquence RGB, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction Chromatique a Double Fréquence RGB

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 59.7 x 59.7 x 2.5 cm

$6,900

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

$9,043

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

$9,043

Print, Sans-Titre, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sans-Titre

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 32 x 32 cm

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Print, Sitges 1, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 1

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 100 x 25 x 0.1 cm

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Print, Composition pour les JO, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Composition pour les JO

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 63 x 90 cm

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Print, Sitges 4, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 4

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 100 x 25 x 0.1 cm

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Print, Sitges 3, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 3

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 100 x 25 x 0.1 cm

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Print, Sitges 2, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 2

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 100 x 25 x 0.1 cm

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Who is the artist?

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.

What is Carlos Cruz-Diez’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Op' Art

When was Carlos Cruz-Diez born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1923