Chromosaturation, color art by Carlos Cruz-Diez

Chromosaturation color art by Carlos Cruz-Diez

Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (Caracas, 1923) has lived and worked in Paris since 1960. He is one of the main figures of kinetic-optic art. He is a contemporary theorist of color whose artistic proposal is based on four chromatic conditions: subtractive, additive, inductive and reflected color. His research has brought art into a new way of understanding the phenomenon of colour, greatly expanding its perceptual universe. Since 2005, the Cruz-Diez Foundation employs all his energy and efforts in promoting different educational activities concerning the thoughts and works of Cruz-Diez.

Chromosaturation (Paris 1965)
These works relate to the idea that in the origin of every culture lies a primary event as a starting point. A simple situation that generates a whole system of thoughts, sensitivity, myths, etc. The Chromosaturation is an artificial environment composed of three color chambers, one red, one green and one blue that immerse the visitor in a completely monochrome situation. This experience creates disturbances in the retina, accustomed to receive wide range of colors simultaneously. The Chromosaturation can act as a trigger, activating in the viewer the notion of color as a material or physical situation, going into space without the aid of any form or even without any support, regardless of cultural beliefs.

Featured photo by Linda Nylind.

Chromosaturation color art by Carlos Cruz-Diez

Chromosaturation color art by Carlos Cruz-Diez

Chromosaturation color art by Carlos Cruz-Diez

Chromosaturation color art by Carlos Cruz-Diez

Chromosaturation color art by Carlos Cruz-Diez

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