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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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Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sans-Titre, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sans-Titre, 1998 12.6 x 12.6 inch Print

$1,620

Our recommendations Carlos Cruz-Diez, Couleur additive série 14, Painting

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur additive série 14, 2009 31.5 x 31.5 inch Painting

$70,183

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromointerférence, Sculpture

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Chromointerférence, 1978 12.6 x 12.6 x 1 inch Sculpture

$18,000

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Composition pour les JO, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Composition pour les JO, 1992 24.8 x 35.4 inch Print

$3,239

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-7, 2015 23.6 x 27.6 inch Print

$4,859

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-14, 2015 23.6 x 27.6 inch Print

$4,859

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Rioja , 2014 19.7 x 31.1 inch Print

$9,718

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Tepuy 1, 2018 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$7,558

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Tepuy 3, 2018 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$7,558

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sitges 2, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 2, 2012 39.4 x 9.8 x 0 inch Print

$3,779

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-4, 2015 23.6 x 27.6 inch Print

$4,859

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 3, 2018 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$6,478

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 2, 2018 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$6,478

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Inducción Cromática a doble frecuencia Toledo, 2016 27.6 x 39.4 inch Print

$14,037

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur Additive Perseus, 2017 39.4 x 82.7 x 0.4 inch Print

$26,993

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Martes , 2013 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$6,478

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Viernes, 2013 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$6,478

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Rioja , 2014 19.7 x 31.1 inch Print

$9,718

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sitges 4, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 4, 2012 39.4 x 9.8 x 0 inch Print

$3,779

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sitges 3, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 3, 2012 39.4 x 9.8 x 0 inch Print

$3,779

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sitges 1, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 1, 2012 39.4 x 9.8 x 0 inch Print

$3,779

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Caura-1, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-1, 2015 23.6 x 27.6 inch Print

$4,859

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Caura-6, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-6, 2015 23.6 x 27.6 inch Print

$4,859

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Serie Semana - Sábado	, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Serie Semana - Sábado , 2013 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$6,478

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 6, 2018 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$6,478

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 4, 2018 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$6,478

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 1, 2018 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$6,478

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 5, 2018 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$6,478

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Tepuy 2, 2018 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$7,558

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Couleur Additive Gris Dos, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur Additive Gris Dos, 2017 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$7,558

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Couleur Additive Gris Tres, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur Additive Gris Tres, 2017 23.6 x 23.6 inch Print

$7,558

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur à l'Espace Jerez, 2014 27.4 x 39.4 inch Print

$10,797

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction chromatique à double fréquence-Balladores 1, 1998 28.7 x 9.8 x 2 inch Print

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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 16.9 x 16.9 x 2.8 inch Print

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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 16.9 x 16.9 x 2.8 inch Print

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Carlos Cruz-Diez, Caura-5, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Caura-5, 2015 23.6 x 27.6 inch Print

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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 16.9 x 16.9 x 2.8 inch Print

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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 16.9 x 16.9 x 2.8 inch Print

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

Carlos Cruz-Diez

S/T (Induction Chromatique), 1981 31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch Print

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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