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Recognised today as one of the pioneers of Kinetic and Optical Art, Carlos Cruz-Diez was thirty-seven years old when, in 1960, he decided to leave Caracas and move to Paris together with his family. After his studies at the academy and many years working as an illustrator for magazines and advertising agencies, he realised that only in Europe would he have the chance to maintain a constant dialogue with the new trends, focusing on the investigation of perceptive-sensorial dynamics. His inclusion in the seminal group show Bewogen Beweging in Amsterdam in 1961 would show he was right. After putting aside the traditional techniques learnt in school and his early experiments with wooden geometrical modules, in France his research would take eight main lines of action developed along a fairly limited timespan, testifying to an active mind in a constant state of experimentation. [...]
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