Artist Jesus Rafael Soto at the Giardino di Daniel Spoerri

Jesús Rafael Soto

Born in 1923 in Ciudad Bolivar (Venezuela).

Early contact with surrealists. Studied Arts in Carracas (1942-1947). 1950 the artist moved to Paris and met many avant-gardists there. Soto is famous for serial paintings but he has also always been a musician. The sculpture in the »Giardino«which is meant to stride through seems to be a symbiosis of both these inclinations. Soto did several “penetrables”; the first one was realized for the Biennale in Venice. Soto died on 14th January 2005 in Paris

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