Couleur Additive Liverpool ONE, Liverpool. Paris, 2014 by Carlos Cruz-Diez is a new artwork co-commissioned by Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool ONE. It spans Thomas Steers Way and links Liverpool ONE to Liverpool Biennial’s Dazzle Ship commission, Induction Chromatique à Double Fréquence pour l’Edmund Gardner Ship/ Liverpool. Paris, 2014.
The ‘crosswalk’ is realised as part of Carlos Cruz-Diez’s research into finding new ways of perceiving the chromatic world. He says: ‘The works I create in urban environments and habitats are conceived as artistic statements, creating unforeseen situations and chromatic events in constant mutation, that change the dialectic between the viewer and the work. They are supports for an evolving, changing event.’
Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez is known for his experiments with light, movement, and especially colour, spanning a career of more than 60 years. Cruz-Diez’s intense interest in the properties and possibilities of colour began when he worked as a graphic artist for an advertising agency in Caracas. Rather than using colour in order to define the form of recognisable objects, Cruz-Diez wants to make colour the most important aspect of the work of art, stripping it to its bare essentials. He makes art with which the viewer can interact and which stimulates the senses in a very direct way.
Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, Bloomberg and Weightmans LLP.