REFLECTION ON COLOR
Written in 1989 by Carlos Cruz-Diez and containing the artist’s reflections regarding his research on color, which started in 1954 while in Caracas, Barcelona, and Paris. Cruz-Diez presents color as an experience in itself—a pure phenomenon of light that can be perceived without interpretation or preexisting cultural knowledge. By projecting color into space, the artist explores the sensory possibilities of its direct interaction with the viewer. The viewer, instead of merely looking at the work of art, becomes a participant in a phenomenological event.