Amilcar de Castro

Brazilian, 1920–2002

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Amilcar de Castro

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Brazilian, 1920–2002

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448
Biography

Amilcar de Castro established a towering reputation with his large-scale sculptures made from thick sheets of iron. Compared by critics to “steel cutouts of an imaginary alphabet” or “giant abstractions of paper airplanes,” de Castro’s works are simple in form and yet meant to create delicate plays of light and shadow. He designed his iron sculptures for outdoor installation to encourage interaction with the elements, delighting in the forms and patterns rust would make on their vast surfaces.

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Amilcar de Castro established a towering reputation with his large-scale sculptures made from thick sheets of iron. Compared by critics to “steel cutouts of an imaginary alphabet” or “giant abstractions of paper airplanes,” de Castro’s works are simple in form and yet meant to create delicate plays of light and shadow. He designed his iron sculptures for outdoor installation to encourage interaction with the elements, delighting in the forms and patterns rust would make on their vast surfaces.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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