Ciudad Bolívar 1923 - 2005 Paris
Jesús Rafael Soto's work is marked by visual tricks and optical illusions in the Op Art style. Soto's chief works include his 'Vibrations', thin metal rods lined up before a striped, two-dimensional background. Depending on the angle of view, the interplay of the arrangement of wires and striped surface creates different, almost hypnotic effects. In the year 1964, Soto exhibited a number of his 'Vibrations' at documenta III in the department for light and movement. His space-filling so-called 'Penetrables' made the viewers merge into the work of art as they strode through it.