Size: 25"W x 19"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
Cori Höher investigates color as scientific phenomena through an intense repetition of geometric arrangements. Höher's work exposes the spectator to the tension generated by the metrical and formal structures of light and perception. Her viewer-activated pieces highlight interplays between colors and shapes in precise frequencies thus generating the movement necessary to create a series of waves and convey the relationship between color and its respective intensity, that is color as energy. Her research in "Frecuencias" derives from the study of persistence of vision started by Joseph Plateau in the 19th century and implemented by kinetic artists ever since. With these theories she explores the movement of color as electromagnetic radiation, as it happens at a microcosmic dimension by probing questions such as, “where does color come from?” and “what really is color?,” This evokes that it is our eyesight which ultimately brings this colorful world to life.
Cori Höher was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1987. In 2004 She began her studies for graphic design in Caracas, in 2006 she had to relocate to Miami because of the volatile situation in her country. In 2009 she graduated Cum laude from Miami International University of Art and Design with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. In late 2009 she moved to Toronto, Canada, where she began working in a prominent printing company where she was introduced to silk-screening and press printing as well as color matching and color applications, there Höher began with her personal investigation of color as light and energy. In 2012 she returned to Miami and began working for a fine art restoration workshop specialized in constructive art from masters such as Carlos Cruz-Diez and Jesus Rafael Soto among others. Aside from restoration she is also in charge of the construction of new architectural pieces from Carlos Cruz-Diez in both national and international venues. She is beginning to show her work in the U.S. as well as internationally as she continues to explore and deepen her research.