Jesus Raphael Soto

Triptico Azul, Negro y Violetta (Blue, Black and Red triptych)

Triptico Azul, Negro y Violetta (Blue, Black and Red triptych) by Jesus Raphael Soto

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Jesús Raphael Soto showed in the groundbreaking 1955 exhibition Le Mouvement in Paris which brought Kinetic and Op art to prominence in 20th-century practice. Exploring the illusion of movement without literally using motion, Soto’s works transform as the viewer shifts position. This work’s delicate framework of nylon filaments and suspended rods bristles like an animal’s whiskers, highly sensitised to atmospheric vibrations. ‘I wanted to incorporate the process of

transformation in the work itself. Thus, as you watch, the pure line is transformed by optical illusion into pure vibration, the material into energy.’

Title
Triptico Azul, Negro y Violetta (Blue, Black and Red triptych)
Artist/creator
Production date
1977
Medium
paint, nylon monofilament and wire on wood
Dimensions
2030 x 2030 x 50 mm
Inscription
"TRIPTICO ASUL NEGRO Y VIOLETTA" SOTO 1977. Transport Label: Andre Chenue et Fils, Paris.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the P A Edmiston Trust, 1989
Accession no
1989/63
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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