Gallery of Modern Art Hauser and Wirth presents the exhibition "Soto. Vibrations 1950 - 1960"- the first exhibition dedicated to the critical decade of the artist's life in Paris.
Known as the leading kinetic artist in the history of art, Soto investigated the dematerialization or “decay” of an art object, opening up new possibilities, waiting for conceptual strategies in the future. Believer in the historical and artistic evolution, Soto relied on the work of master artists who preceded him to challenge the figurative tradition through abstraction and repetition. The early works of Soto, infused with vibration and motion, represent a breakthrough in his work, laying an important foundation for his later kinetic works and the uniquely changing style that shaped his artistic vocabulary.
Jesús Rafael Soto (1923 - 2005) is a Venezuelan sculptor and painter who worked in op art and kinetic art. In 1950, he left Venezuela for Paris, where he stayed until the end of his life, occasionally returning to Caracas. In 1973, Jesus Raphael Soto opened the first Museum of Contemporary Art in the country in Caracas.