Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Work from “The Color Space & Time” at Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo – MUAC.
“Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in space and time is the first retrospective of Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez. The exhibition presents a selection of 120 works made from 1940 to the present, which bring the public to a large production center for art artist of the twentieth century, with its theoretical contributions and plastic on color perception. A student of the origins and optical effects of color, Cruz-Diez bases its proposal on color, conceived as an autonomous reality amending in time and in real space, without the help of the form and even without support. In his view, the color depends on the movement of the viewer in front of the work and involves a participatory experience.
The starting point for the search of Cruz-Diez color implies instability own color. In his view, the color is not a pigment attached to a solid surface but a situation resulting from both the projection of light on objects like the way this light is processed by the human eye. It involves even all the intensity of an interactive experience in the extent that the color depends on the observer position at the work. Cruz-Diez For the artist’s task is to create situations that trigger the dialogue between the stable and the unstable nature of color on a myriad of supports activated, in turn, through multiple strategies and unconventional materials. paintings are included , drawings, prints, chromatic structures and environments, as well as models and a documentary on its draft urban interventions.” - Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (translated via Google)