©image: Lothar Wolleh
1923 - 2005
Died in Paris (France), born in Ciudad Bolíva (Venezuela).
The Venezuelan painter and sculptor Jesús Rafael Soto lives and works in Paris from 1959 onwards. He paints abstract canvases, and then starts experimenting with virtual movement. In 1955 he contributes plexiglass reliefs to the controversial group exhibition Le Mouvement at Galerie Denise René. In 1958 he makes his first ‘Vibraciones,’ paintings where against a background of parallel lines he mounts light metal structures that evoke optical vibrations while the viewer passes before it.
>Daniel Spoerri, Robert Breer, Pol Bury, Yves Klein, Heinz Mack, Bruno Munari, Dieter Roth, Jesús Rafael Soto, Jean Tinguely, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Vision in Motion / Motion in Vision, 1959.Book, 42pp. illustraties in zwart wit en kleur., 21 x 21 cm.
>Jesús Rafael Soto, Florence, 1959.Mixed Media, oil paint, wood, metal, 75 x 75 x 27 cm.
> Exhibition: Jef Verhejen. .
> Exhibition: Jef Verheyen. 24 November 1956 - 14 December 1956.
> Exhibition: Jef Verheyen. 26 April 1959 - 09 May 1959.
> Exhibition: Jef Verheyen - Peintures monochromes. 29 April 1960 - 05 June 1960.
> Exhibition: Jef Verheyen - Schilderijen. 17 October 1959 - 06 November 1959.
> Exhibition: Klein - Rotraut - Uecker - Verheyen. 20 October 1965 - 07 November 1965.
> Exhibition: LATT: new art in Antwerp 1958-1962 #3 creating totally new media. 24 May 2012 - 02 September 2012.
> Exhibition: Vision in Motion / Motion in Vision. 21 March 1959 - 03 May 1959.
> Ensemble: Jef Verheyen - ARCHIVE.