Carlos Cruz-Diez

I felt like I’d seen Carlos’s work before seeing the first piece below in #surmoderno. A little internet searching turned up some things that… yeah, I’m sure I’ve seen these in popular culture, definitely the ones in Houston. His work focused (he’s no longer with us) on the kinetic energy of color particularly the #moirĂ© effect.

#carloscruzdiez

James Flynn

I did a double take when I saw the synopsis for an article titled Surrealism and the Subjective with the image below. The connection to and use of automatism- some would just call it “intuition”- by practitioners of abstraction is well documented and in this instance striking given the technical rigor of work whose apparent premise of planning belies the use of chance.

#jamesflynn