JESUS RAFAEL SOTO, Les Bâtons, 1965
As if born out of hard-edge abstraction, Soto adds up a massive amount of identical individual elements, reducing them to anonymity. Les Bâtons consists of metal slats hanging by thin threads that move with the air current. Between the striped background and the body movements of the observer, an impressive optical illusion is being produced. Op Art explores the tension between technology and the induced vibrations with a disorienting effect.
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