It is with great sadness that the Gallery shares the passing of renowned artist Carlos Cruz-Diez on July 27. Born in Caracas in 1923, the artist moved to Paris in 1960 where his bold experiments in the field of color perception were a unique and invaluable contribution to the field of mid-twentieth century kinetic art. Deeply committed to accessibility, his seminal practice prioritized the viewer's own movements and perspectives, a shift that replaced the work of art's ideal vantage point with an innumerable multiplicity. There is, therefore, no singular position from which to view the artist's pathfinding artworks and large-scale architectural interventions—the colors, the geometric compositions, all change depending on the spectator’s angle of vision. By creating an expansive body of work that challenges our normal relationship to color, and instead focuses on the physiological and phenomenological act of color perception, Cruz-Diez opened the door to, in his own words, “another ‘relationship of knowledge.’” Follow the link below for a full obituary via ARTnews. Photo © 2019 Cruz-Diez Art Foundation.