Posted: July 1st, 2016 -
Carlos Cruz-Diez brings “constantly changing” works to Art Basel 2016
At 92 years-old, Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez continues to influence the kinetic and op art movement with his entire career focusing on color, line and perception. At Art Basel this year, Cruz-Diez’ work Physichromie 1631, again captured the attention of many. Represented by Galerie Denise René, the mixed media piece is a part of his long and popular Physichromie series.
Directive light, color change, and a particular composition of lines creates a sensation of motion, but relies on the movement of the viewer rather than the movement of the art object itself. Cruz-Diez refers to this changing effect and emergence of moiré patterns in the image as “vibrations”. Despite the formal geometric abstraction, his strong use of vibrant color actually creates a significant form that radiates towards the viewer and encourages continued engagement with the constantly changing visual experience.