Carlos Cruz-Diez, Caracas, 1923, has lived and worked in Paris since 1960.
His artistic roots reach back to the Movimiento Cinético [Kinetic Movement] of the 1950s and 1960s. As his thinking on the visual arts has evolved, his ideas have changed attitudes on how color is perceived in art. According to his artist’s statement, color is an autonomous reality, devoid of anecdotes, that evolves in real time and space with no need of form or support. Carlos Cruz-Diez’s research spans Couleur Additive [Additive Color], Physichromie, Induction Chromatique [Chromatic Induction], Chromointerférence, Transchromie, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope and Couleur dans l’espace [Color in Space].
His works can be found in permanent collections such as:
Museum of Modern Art, New York;
Tate Modern, London;
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris;
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne;
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de París.
The following are some of his solo and group exhibitions:
The Responsive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States (1965)
Carlos Cruz-Diez: Die Autonomie der Farbe [The Anatomy of Color], Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop,
Une Tour Eiffel haute en couleurs [A Colorful Eiffel Tower], Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (2003)
Inverted Utopias: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, United States (2004)
Lo(s) Cinético(s) [The Kinetic(s)], Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (2007)
(In)Formed by Color: Carlos Cruz-Diez, The Americas Society, New York, United States (2008)
El Color Sucede [Color Happens], Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani, Palma de Mallorca,
Spain (2009); Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Cuenca, Spain (2009)
Carlos Cruz Diez: The Embodied Experience of Color, Miami Art Museum, United States (2010)
Suprasensorial Experiments in Light, Color, and Space, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, United States (2010)
Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Unitd States (2011)