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Carlos Cruz-Diez

Carlos Cruz-Diez

France • Born in: 1923

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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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Inducción Cromática a doble frecuencia Toledo, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Inducción Cromática a doble frecuencia Toledo

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 70 x 100 cm

€13,000

Induction chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 6, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 6

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm

€6,000

Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 4, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 4

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm

€6,000

Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 3, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 3

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm

€6,000

Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 2, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 2

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm

€6,000

Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 1, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 1

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm

€6,000

Induction chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 5, Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 5

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 60 x 60 cm

€6,000

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, 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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 43 x 43 x 7 cm

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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, 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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 43 x 43 x 7 cm

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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, 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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 43 x 43 x 7 cm

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

Induction chromatique à double fréquence-Balladores 1

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 73 x 25 x 5 cm

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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, 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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Print - 43 x 43 x 7 cm

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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.

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