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Jesús Rafael Soto
Untitled, (Black And Silver), Original Screen Print 1970s

1970s

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Untitled - (Black And Silver) is a very colorful artwork realized by Jesús-Rafael Soto in the 1970s. Mixed colored serigraph on paper. The print is hand-signed in pencil on the lower right. Numbered on the lower left. Edition 9/200. Embossed with 'Denese Rene Editions' stamp, for sure the most important Gallery and Editor in the OPT-Art Movement, and where the Movement was born in mid 1950s. Provenance: The John Calcutt Collection Good conditions, a very small shallow scratch of the color on the purple rectangle and a browned on the outline, visible up close. The artwork shows an abstract composition typical of the artist's artworks where geometric shapes create optical vibrations. Jesús-Rafael Soto was born in Ciudad Bolivar (Venezuela) in 1922. As a guitarist, he will be a painter in letters and film posters. Gets a scholarship, follows courses in the Fine Arts of Caracas, teaches for a time in Maracaïbo. He settled in Paris in 1950 and attended the conferences of the Atelier d'Art Abstrait (Jean Dewasne, Edgard Pillet). In 1952, he collaborated on the "Arts Integration Project" at the Central University of Venezuela, alongside artists such as Otero, Calder, Fernand Léger, Hans Arp, Pevsner ou Henri Laurens, a project that aims to integrate avant-garde art into 'architecture. With - among others - Vasarely, Agam or Jean Tinguely, Jesús-Rafael Soto participates in the exhibition «Le Mouvement» at the Denise René Gallery (Paris); explores the problems of perception of the abstract-constructivist system. The artist develops a kinetic vocabulary through works that produce optical vibrations, playing on the modification of spaces and the perception of the viewer, finally analyzing the problem of the spectator's involvement in the work itself. He created his first «Vibraciones» in 1958, and his «Pénétrables» in the late 1960s. Soto had important public commissions (Unesco in Paris, Caracas, etc.) and his work is present in prestigious museums. An emblematic artist of the Op Art and Kinetic Art movements, Jesús-Rafael Soto passed away in Paris in 2005.

Details

  • Creator
    Jesús Rafael Soto (1923 - 2005)
  • Creation Year
    1970s
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38.78 in. (98.5 cm)Width: 30.52 in. (77.5 cm)Depth: 0.08 in. (2 mm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good conditions, a very small shallow scratch of the color on the purple rectangle and a browned on the outline, visible up close.
  • Gallery Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: M-1037371stDibs: LU65035140882

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About the Artist

Jesús Rafael Soto

Venezuelan Op and kinetic painter and sculptor Jesús Rafael Soto (1923–2007) is perhaps best known for his immersive installations, which respond to their environments and physically absorb the viewer in a dynamic sensory experience. The exploration of space is central to Soto’s work. This is evident in his early paintings, of the 1950s, which create the illusion of movement through simple compositions and a limited palette. During the same period, he integrated industrial materials like nylon and steel into linear constructions that were part painting, part sculpture. But Rafael Soto’s grandest and most enigmatic creations are his “Pénétrables.” Made up of thousands of long clear or colored plastic strands suspended from the ceiling or from free-standing steel or PVC frames, these geometric sculptures play with the perception of space, inviting viewers to act as participants by moving within and through them. The strips of some of the installations were partly painted, forming shapes when seen from a distance. The Houston Penetrable (2014), at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for instance, appears to hold a floating yellow ellipse. Rafael Soto created 25 “Pénétrables” over the course of his career. Each further blurred the line between reality and illusion and established viewers as not just spectators but as integral parts of the artwork itself. Shop Jesús Rafael Soto's art now at 1stDibs.
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