JesusRafaelSoto
Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus Rafael Soto

1923-2005, in Ciudad Bolívar (Venezuela)

Died in 2005, Paris (France)

An admirer of Mondrian and Malevich, he entered established abstract art circles, following in the footsteps of other South American artists. 

Born in 1923 in Ciudad Bolivar, Jesús Rafael Soto moved to Paris in 1950. An admirer of Mondrian and Malevich, he entered established abstract art circles, following in the footsteps of other South American artists. In 1955, he participated in the foundational exhibition “Movement”, organized by the gallerist Denise René. He has been creating movement through the repetition of forms and colors since his very first works. In his very first works, Soto revealed his interest in movement, which he achieved through repetition of form and color. With each new series, he included optical effects that enhanced a feeling of vibration and energy.

Bibliography

Lemaire, Gérard-Georges, Soto, Raphaël. Soto. Paris : Ed. de la Différence (Mains et merveilles.), 1997. 978-2-7291-1113-7

Ameline, Jean-Paul ; Jiménez, Ariel, Seban, Alain ; Pacquement, Alfred ; Mazel-Roca, Marie-Thérèse ; Moinot, Martine. Soto : collection du Centre Pompidou-Musée national d'art moderne : [exposition, Paris, Centre Pompidou, Galerie du Musée, 27 février-20 mai 2013]. Paris : Centre Georges Pompidou, 2013. 978-2-84426-594-4

Galerie Perrotin (Paris, New York, Hong Kong), Poirier, Matthieu ; Pierre, Arnauld. Jesus Rafael Soto, Galerie Perrotin. New York : Galerie Perrotin, 2014. 9781091539043

 

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