Pénétrable BBL bleu, 1999 - edition Avila (succession Soto) 2007

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Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus Rafael Soto
Pénétrable BBL bleu, 1999
366.5 x 1400.0 x 470.5 cm
Peinture sur aluminium, fils de PVC / Painted aluminium, PVC tubes

© ADAGP, Paris 2019

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

© ADAGP, Paris 2019

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Felix Cornu

For Soto, matter, time, and movement constitute a “trinity” that defines all aesthetic relationships.

In the 1970s, he developed his many “Virtual Volumes” and “Penetrables” in cubic, parallelepipedal, spherical, and ovoid shapes, at times adapted to exhibition spaces and at others conceived on a monumental scale for existing buildings, like the one in Paris on the terrace of the MAMVP/ARC. Pénétrable BBL Bleu (1999) exists as a form in space and as doors to color, evoking both painting and sculpture. For Soto, matter, time, and movement constitute a “trinity” that defines all aesthetic relationships. The visual experience must be accompanied by touch and hearing to form a complete environment.

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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. 
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