Cruz-Diez participated in redefining the parameters and meaning of painting. His own theory of colour results as much from his interest in scientific and philosophical theories of perception as from his reading of Western art history, which he sees as a constant attempt to frame colour. Freed from any descriptive or symbolic intention, colour is revealed in his work as an autonomous reality in constant change.
The present selection highlights the artist’s tireless inventiveness and search for technical reliability since 1954. For Cruz-Diez, each one of his works, in its various forms and materiality, demonstrates the existence of the intangible and acquires its own singularity.