Andre Komatsu
Brazilian, born 1978
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
In Lines and Realigments,
Simon Lee Gallery
In Lines and Realignments,
Simon Lee Gallery
The Exhibition of 21 shortlisted artists for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 at the PinchukArtCentre,
Future Generation Art Prize

São Paulo-based artist Andre Komatsu’s sculptures and installations employ architectural and design forms to critique prevalent social orders. In Conquista Conquistado (2011), for example, a wall of concrete blocks emerges from the center of a draughtsman’s table, upsetting the object’s functionality. A recurrent motif in his oeuvre, the concrete wall symbolizes the stagnant bureaucracy and roadblocks that create social imbalance, while his appropriation of modernist forms highlights the failures of idealism promulgated by past art-historical movements. Komatsu was selected for inclusion in the 2015 Venice Biennale.