A generous introduction to the kinetic and op art pioneer's finest works
Over a career spanning more than five decades, Venezuelan artist Soto (1923-2005) played a fundamental role in the evolution of op and kinetic art, and postwar Latin American abstraction.
Breaking away in the 1950s from the conventional separation of painting and sculpture, his practice moved progressively beyond the visual field to become emblematic of the radical shift undergone by the art object in subsequent years. Transcending the optical research of his early work, he formed part of the first group of kinetic artists in Paris together with Jean Tinguely, Iacov Agam and Victor Vasarely.
Soto: The Fourth Dimension offers a comprehensive overview of the artist's influential work, from his early abstractions to his Penetrables, as well as his striking murals for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.