The Colour Group has agreed to present the 2015 Turner Medal Award to Carlos Cruz- Diez for his contribution to understandings of Colour through Art.
His nomination for the prize is based on his long standing career in the artist's use of pure colour in Art and in his Environmental Installations within public domain that include Light, Pigment and Movement. He published his book Colour in Time and Space to correspond with his exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2011.
His exhibit in the Royal Academy's current Radical Geometry show revealed him to be still a leader and long-term practitioner in his field. His interest in 'Colour without Form', Kinetics, Printmaking, 3-dimensional Art, and his highly creative adaptation to digital printing seen in his more recent artworks shows how he is still constantly engaging with contemporary practice. It would be fitting recognition of all his achievements to be awarded the Colour Group Great Britain Turner Medal Award.