Biography of Carlos Cruz-Diez
Legendary Venezuelan painter and installation artist, Carlos Cruz-Diez (born 1923 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a prominent figure within the kinetic art movement. His pioneering research into the nature and origins of color has led to a marked change in our understanding of color, its theory, and its form. Cruz-Diez explored color in eight series: Couleur Additive, Physichromie, Induction Chromatique, Chromointerférence, Transchromie, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope, and Couleur à l'Ecareer. His works include paintings, silkscreen prints, large-scale light installations, and enormous projects in public spaces.
Carlos Cruz-Diez is featured prominently in significant public collections worldwide including the Centre National d'Art Contemporain Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University; De Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela; Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland Museo Civico, Turin; Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt; Museum Moderner Kunst, Cuxhaven Otterndorf, Germany; MoMA, New York; and finally the Tate Gallery, London; as well as many others worldwide. Cruz-Diez has lived and worked in Paris since 1960, and has been honored with countless awards spanning his career.