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 Jesus Rafael de Soto  (1923 - 2005)

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Lived/Active: Venezuela/France      Known for: op art, installation sculpture

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BIOGRAPHY for Jesus Soto
1923 (Ciudad Bolivar, Venzuela)
2005 (Paris, France)


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op art, installation sculpture

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Energy is one of the most striking elements of work by Jesus Soto, and his experiments with optical effects are representative of some of the most successful of the Op Art-Kinetic Art movements.  Soto's work, however, surpasses the mere exploitation of optical effects, and he intends in his paintings a concentration of energy, which attains a point where the paintings become a mirage, kinesthetically like a mental tension.

Soto's use of the moire effect plays a prominent role in his (showing 500 of 5746 characters).

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