French-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (Caracas, 1923 - Paris, 2019) lived and worked in Paris since 1960. A major contributor to the field of Kinetic and Optical Art, his body of work established him as one of the key 20th century thinkers in the realm of color and kinetic.
Carlos Cruz-Diez’s visual art explores the perception of color as an autonomous reality evolving in space and time, unaided by form or support, in a perpetual present. His artworks are housed in prestigious permanent collections at institutions such as:
Carlos Cruz-Diez’s works are represented in several major collections including Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; Centre National d’Art Contemporain Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Collection of Latin American Art, University of Essex, England; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, USA; Musee de Grenoble, France; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá, Colombia; Museo de Arte Costarricense, San Jose, Costa Rica; Museo de Arte Moderno “Jesus Soto,” Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela; Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, Colombia; Museo de Arte Moderno, “La Tertulia,” Cali, Colombia; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela; Museo de la Solidaridad, Salvador Allende, Santiago de Chile; Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, TX, USA; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY, USA; Museum of Modern Art, Sydney, Australia; Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA, USA; Tate Gallery, Millbank, London, UK and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.