CILINDROS DE INDUCCIÓN CROMÁTICA PUERTO DE LA GUAIRA  CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ

CILINDROS DE INDUCCIÓN CROMÁTICA PUERTO DE LA GUAIRA 
CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ

Project type: Restoration

Artist: Carlos Cruz-Diez

Status: Undergoing inspection

Project year: 1975

Location: Avenida Soublette, 1161, Vargas, Venezuela

The grain silos in Port of La Guaira are in themselves a great piece of work – an architectural and artistic icon in Venezuela. La Guaira, the capital city of the State of Vargas located 30 km from Caracas, has been the gateway to Venezuela both by sea, through the Port of La Guaira; and by air, through the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía. In the mid 70’s, the city started integrating works of art into the architecture in an effort to embellish its most emblematic buildings and add aesthetic value to the industrial appearance of this region. During this time of unparalleled progress, passers-by were given the opportunity to awaken dormant perceptions through art as they moved around the city day to day.

In these silos, Carlos Cruz-Diez projected in 1975 a unique work of art measuring 115 ft. x 43.056 sq. ft. that stands out due to its height, and builds on the Induction Chromatique investigation. The Cilindros de Inducción Cromática, only a few meters from the Caribbean Sea, stand out in the coastline due to their large scale and verticality, and their restoration will make them stand out again for their vividness and color. In the silos, color has a virtual existence – the blue, yellow, and black lines induce orange. In 1989, the artwork setting was completed by a wall featuring Inducción Cromática por Cambio de Frecuencia and measuring 115 ft. x 6562 ft. that enclosed the port perimeter. Along with the Chromatic Induction Cylinders, these pieces would constitute Port of La Guaira Chromatic Ambiance until 2005, when the wall was brought down.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez

Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923) is a French-Venezuelan artist who lives and works in Paris as of 1960. His plastic proposal, one of the most original within the kinetic movement, unveils the artist as one of the most important color theorists of the 20th century and one of the most prominent figures of contemporary art. His work gravitates around the chromatic phenomenon and comprises eight investigations: Couleur Additive, Physichromie, Induction Chromatique, Chromointerférence, Transchromiea, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope and Couleur à l’Espace. His optokinetic work is exhibited in permanent collections from prestigious museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York; Tate Modern in London; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville and Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Wallraf Richartz Museum in Colonia, among others.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez

Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923) is a French-Venezuelan artist who lives and works in Paris as of 1960. His plastic proposal, one of the most original within the kinetic movement, unveils the artist as one of the most important color theorists of the 20th century and one of the most prominent figures of contemporary art. His work gravitates around the chromatic phenomenon and comprises eight investigations: Couleur Additive, Physichromie, Induction Chromatique, Chromointerférence, Transchromiea, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope and Couleur à l’Espace. His optokinetic work is exhibited in permanent collections from prestigious museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York; Tate Modern in London; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville and Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Wallraf Richartz Museum in Colonia, among others.

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  • EL NACIONAL – Caracas, Venezuela. En los espacios urbanos modernos, la fusión del arte y la arquitectura ha conseg...

  • REVISTA AD – Madrid, España. Entras a Montalbán 11 (un edificio ya centenario) y te recibe un mural de Induction C...

  • REVISTA AD – Madrid, España. Vivir en una obra de arte en Madrid. Este será el privilegio del que disfrutarán once...

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