Jesus Rafael Soto Light Trap 1965

Artwork details

Artist
Jesus Rafael Soto 1923–2005
Title
Light Trap
Piège de lumière
Date 1965
Medium Wood, nylon and printed paper
Dimensions Object: 470 x 298 x 131 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983
Reference
T03770
Not on display

Display caption

Before he moved on to making real kinetic work Soto had explored optical effects that give the illusion of movement. The technique used here is very simple, with a vertical wire placed in front of a black and white lined background causing visual effects of flickering movement as the spectator passes by.

August 2004

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