Jesus Rafael Soto Relationships of Contrasting Elements 1965

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Jesus Rafael Soto 1923–2005
Relationships of Contrasting Elements
Relations eléments opposés
Date 1965
Medium Aluminium and wood
Dimensions Object: 1581 x 1073 x 152 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1965
Not on display

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Soto arrived in Paris, from Venezuela, in 1950. He was one of a number of Paris-based artists to be given an exhibition at Signals. Both reliefs shown here were included in an exhibition at the gallery in 1965. Soto wanted to create a purely abstract art, and developed a vocabulary based on repeating and superimposing straight lines, squares, and circles. The contrast between the monochrome planes and striped background creates an optical effect and the black and silver squares appear to be in motion.

July 2007

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