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Carlos Cruz Diez was born in 1923 in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to Paris in 1960 where he became an influential artist of Kinetic Art. He works in various mediums such as painting, prints, sculpture, installation and interventions in public spaces. Through extensive research on colour, he has built a body of work consisting of a series widely known as Physichromie, Transchromie, Induction Chromatique, and Couleur Additive. These works are abstract compositions on chromatic surfaces where the sequence, repetition and juxtaposition of colours create the perception of movement.

Cruz Diez belongs to a group of Venezuelan and Argentine artists who settled in Paris in the 50´s to explore the limits between art and everyday life as part of an increasing socialist trend. His association with the Denise Rene Gallery was instrumental in positioning him as a leading figure of the kinetic art movement. He gained international acclaim after his 1965 exhibition The Responsive Eye at MoMa, New York. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH), Houston, held his most important retrospective exhibition Carlos Cruz-Diez, Color in Space and Time, in 2011. His work has been acquired by MoMa, Tate, and Centre Georges Pompidou. He currently works and lives in Paris.

Artist Details:

  • First Name(s): Carlos Cruz
  • Last Name: Diez
  • Year of Birth: 1923
  • Nationality: Venezuelan
  • Mediums: Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Prints, Drawings
  • Average Price Range ($): $100,000-$500,000
  • Market Confidence: High
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