Iran do Espírito Santo
Mococa, SP, 1963
When creating his artworks on a large scale, Espírito Santo subverts minimalism transforming everyday objects into huge works made out of materials such as granite, glass, metal or stone. His work also forms a dialogue with the architecture in his interventions on walls, which transform entire environments, create scenes and arouse the senses. The internationally recognized artist has had retrospectives at the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, in Rome, and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, in Dublin. Between the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014, Espirito Santo had his public artwork Playground installed in Central Park, in New York.
Heavily influenced by Concretism and Constructivism, akin to Nelson Leirner (1932) – having been his pupil; he works insistently with a geometric vocabulary and its representation in installations, sculptures, drawings, engravings and photographs.