Jesús Rafael Soto

  • 1923 - 2005
  • Born in 1923, in Venezuela

© Adagp, Paris 2018 Crédit photo : © Jeremie Souteyrat / Louis Vuitton

An admirer of Mondrian and Malevich, Jesus Rafael Soto entered established abstract art circles, following in the footsteps of other South American artists. Born on June 5, 1923, in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela, he died in Paris, France, in 2005. He studied at the Escuela de artes plásticas in Caracas from 1942 to 1947 and then served as director of the Escuela de bellas artes in Maracaibo, Venezuela, until 1950, at which time he relocated to Paris. There he associated with Yaacov Agam, Jean Tinguely, and Victor Vasarely, as well as artists connected to Galerie Denise René and the Nouveaux Réalistes (New Realists).

In The Collection

Exhibition of the Collection

From 20 February 2019 to 26 August 2019

A Vision for Painting

The Fondation Louis Vuitton displays a new selection of 70 works from the collection and gathers 23 international artists from the 1960s to the present day around one main theme : painting.

Hors les murs

From 7 December 2018 to 12 May 2019

Jesús Rafael Soto - Penetrable BBL Bleu

The Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo invites you to experience this emblematic work from the Collection: Pénétrable BBL Bleu (1999, ed. Avila 2007).