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  • Jesus Rafael Soto

    Venezuela

    Art Brokerage: Jesus Rapheal Soto Venezuelan Artist: b. 1923-2005. Energy is one of the most striking elements of Soto's work and his experiments with optical effects are representative of some of the most successful of the Op Art-Kinetic Art movements. Soto's work, however, surpasses the mere exploitation of optical effects and he presents in his paintings a concentration of energy which attain a point where the paintings become a mirage, kinesthetically like a mental tension. Soto's use of the moire effect plays a prominent role in his early works of transition from the tradition of hard-edge abstraction founded by Modrian to the more fluid expression he presently uses. The influence of Modrian's balancing of lines and composition can be found in Soto's work, with Soto's added touch of a personal search for an art which would be its own master, wholly independent of the natural world, an attitude reflective of Modrian's, Soto's work with identical and multipliable elements was aimed at reducing the sign to total anonymity, in the effort to get away from subjective art. When the transition to kinetic art came Soto's way in 1955 he began to make plexiglass superimpositions. Spirals traced upon perspex were superimposed in depth. The optical effect that resulted was in the relationship between the surfaces. Soto's painting began to emerge and assume a sculptural dimension when he suspended wire and rods of metal in front of the background. This striping of the background seems to create the effect of attacking and partly absorbing the forms which are placed in front of it. Soto's work established a concrete relationship with the viewers perception as disconcerting and fascinating as a mirage. Listings wanted.

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Vibrations Metalliques Kinetic Metal Sculpture 1969 12 in  Sculpture - Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus Rafael Soto

Vibrations Metalliques Kinetic Metal Sculpture 1969 12 in

Sculpture: Painted Metal w/ Metal Rod and Nylon String, Hand Signed, From the Edition of 250

Size: 11x12x5 in  | 27x30x13 cm
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Expo 60 - Arc Musee D'art Moderne Ville De Paris 1969 Limited Edition Print - Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus Rafael Soto

Expo 60 - Arc Musee D'art Moderne Ville De Paris 1969

Limited Edition Print: Screenprint on Cardboard, Hand Signed, From the Edition of 1000

Size: 28x19 in  | 70x47 cm
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Madrid 1982 Limited Edition Print - Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus Rafael Soto

Madrid 1982

Limited Edition Print: Signed And Numbered in Pencil, Hand Signed, From the edition of 100

Size: 27x35 in  | 69x89 cm
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Beabourg Year  1980  Limited Edition Print - Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus Rafael Soto

Beabourg Year 1980

Limited Edition Print: Serigraph on Paper, Hand Signed, From the edition of 120

Size: 23x18 in  | 58x46 cm
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Serie Araya 1974 Limited Edition Print - Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus Rafael Soto

Serie Araya 1974

Limited Edition Print: Serigraph on Paper , Hand Signed, From the edition of 75

Size: 23x18 in  | 58x46 cm
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Beabourg Serie Bicentenaria - Violet et Tez Limited Edition Print - Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus Rafael Soto

Beabourg Serie Bicentenaria - Violet et Tez

Limited Edition Print: Serigraph on Paper., Hand Signed, From the edition of 120

Size: 23x29 in  | 58x74 cm
Limited Edition Serigraph $2,900
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Madrid 1982        Limited Edition Print - Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus Rafael Soto

Madrid 1982

Limited Edition Print: Serigraph on Paper, Hand Signed,   From the Edition of 100 

Size: 27x35 in  | 69x89 cm
Limited Edition Signed Serigraph
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Untitled Serigraph Limited Edition Print - Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus Rafael Soto

Untitled Serigraph

Limited Edition Print: Serigraph on Paper, Hand Signed, 30/120

Size: 24x20 in  | 60x50 cm
Limited Edition Serigraph
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