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Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sicardi Gallery

Carlos Cruz-Diez


Texts by Arnauld Pierre and María Elena Huizi

Published by Sicardi Gallery, Houston, 31 pp.




In “Optical Blends and Chromatic Instabilities: The Physichromies of Carlos Cruz-Diez,” Arnauld Pierre unites Cruz-Diez’s roles as artist and researcher by highlighting the experiential nature of color in the Venezuelan’s Physichromies. Using the additive, subtractive, and reflective elements of color, Cruz-Diez synthesizes light and movement to create a symbiotic experience for the viewer that is immediate and recurring. María Elena Huizi , author of “Presence and Transformation of Color,” also cites the historical shifts in Cruz-Diez’s focus that exemplify the master’s ground-breaking influence and his commitment to color as a protagonist of his work.


This catalogue, published on the occasion of a solo exhibition at Sicardi Gallery, features several color plates of Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Physichromie series – including works shot at alternate angles, and images of his other explorations in color.


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