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Soto: Vibrations 1950–1960

Contributed by Damien Saatdjian on May 29th, 2019. Artwork published in
April 2019
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    Renowned as art history’s leading kinetic artist, Jesús Rafael Soto (1923–2005) explored the dematerialization, or ‘disintegration’ of the art object, breaking new ground while anticipating conceptual strategies to come. A believer in art historical evolution, Soto built upon the work of artistic masters that preceded him in order to challenge figurative tradition via abstraction and repetition. Imbued with vibration and movement, Soto’s early works constitute a breakthrough in his output, laying crucial groundwork for his later kinetic works and the uniquely fluid style that shaped his artistic vocabulary.

    The 120-page softcover publication is wrapped in a silkscreened PVC dustjacket, creating an optically-layered cover. Ludovic Balland’s Stanley was chosen for its sharp line quality, and Neue Helvetica was chosen as a contrasting typeface for its clean Modernist roots.

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