“For me, color is autonomous, fleeting, in constant movement.
Color is like life: a permanent present.”
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ABOUT CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ
French-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (Caracas, 1923 - Paris, 2019) is one of the main protagonists of contemporary art. His research and writings make him the last great thinker of the 20th century in the realm of color. He lived and worked in Paris from 1960 until his passing.
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CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ'S RESEARCH
Throughout his career, Carlos Cruz-Diez tirelessly explored color. In his work, he created situations in which color's volatile and ever-changing nature was rendered visible. Cruz-Diez's work presents color as an autonomous and evolutive reality where the implication of our senses reveals chromatic events as they develop.
Carlos Cruz-Diez’s body of work was based on three conditions of color: subtractive, additive, and reflective, developed through eight lines of research: Couleur Additive, Physichromie, Induction Chromatique, Chromointerférence, Transchromie, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope, and Couleur à l’Espace. Each line of study responds to different behaviors of color.
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ABOUT THE CRUZ-DIEZ FOUNDATION
Founded in 2005 by Carlos Cruz-Diez and his family, the mission of the Cruz-Diez Foundation is to foster the study and appreciation of Cruz-Diez’s life and work. This is done through research, exhibitions, and educational programs worldwide. The Cruz-Diez Foundation is a US tax-exempt 501(c)3 private foundation.