Carlos Cruz-Diez Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1923)

Carlos Cruz-Diez (born August 17, 1923 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan kinetic and op artist. He lives in Paris. He has spent his professional career working and teaching between both Paris and Caracas. His work is represented in museums and public art sites internationally.[citation needed] He is represented by two American galleries: Sicardi Gallery in Houston, Texas, and Moka Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.

In 1957, he returned to Venezuela and worked at his studio, Estudio de Artes Visuales, and started investigating the role of color in kinetic art. He also worked as a graphic designer for the Education Ministry publications, Caracas.[1] During 1958-1960, he served as the Assistant Director and Professor at the Caracas School of Fine Arts. During 1959-60, he also taught Typographie and Graphic Design at the School of Journalism, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas. In 1965, Cruz-Diez the Centre culturel Noroit, Arras, France, as a graphic designer. During 1972-73, he taught Kinetic Techniques at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris and Universite d'Enseignement et de Recherches. From 1973 to 1980, he served as a member of the jury for diploma of École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. From 1986 to 1993, he was the Titular Professor and Director of the Art Unit of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IDEA), Caracas.

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 artistic proposal is based on eight research projects that reveal the myriad ways in which color behaves: Couleur Additive [Additive Color], Physichromie, Induction Chromatique [Chromatic Induction], Chromointerférence, Transchromie, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope, and Couleur dans l’espace [Color in Space].

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High Park
Frank Johnston
Tempera (11x5 in) circa 1918
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Mt Estero from the Octopus Islands
Robert Genn
acrylic (14x18 in) 2010
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Hunting Deer
Allen Sapp
acrylic (24x18 in) 1968
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Mail Boat Crossing
Cornelius Krieghoff
Oil on Canvas (13x18 in) circa 1855
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Taking His Wife For a Visit
Allen Sapp
acrylic (24x30 in) 1976
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‘Spirit of the Fraser River’ (Salish Mask)
Gerry Sheena
Carved, painted wood with grass (41x15x12 in) 2004
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Dream
Leo Mol
Bronze (14x6x8 in) 1980
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Sans Titre
Paterson Ewen
oil on canvas (8.25x10.25 in) 1960
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Mallard Ducks
Leo Mol
Ceramic (7.5x6x9.5 in) 1960
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La Toilette (Hair Do) 6/10
Leo Mol
Bronze (15x5.5x6.5 in) 1979
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