Iran do Espírito Santo

Brazilian, b. 1963

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Iran do Espírito Santo

Brazilian, b. 1963

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Iran do Espírito Santo is known for sculptures in which everyday objects such as dice, light bulbs, and tin cans are abstracted into simplified geometric forms. Sometimes incorporating playful shifts in scale, do Espírito Santo’s elegant objects subvert Minimalism’s doctrine of non-objectivity. Also known for site-specific projects that mimic architectural elements, in En Passant (2008) do Espírito Santo used fine gradations of gray paint to depict light falling across a long gallery wall—a comment on the relationship between natural and pictorial light.

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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Biography

Iran do Espírito Santo is known for sculptures in which everyday objects such as dice, light bulbs, and tin cans are abstracted into simplified geometric forms. Sometimes incorporating playful shifts in scale, do Espírito Santo’s elegant objects subvert Minimalism’s doctrine of non-objectivity. Also known for site-specific projects that mimic architectural elements, in En Passant (2008) do Espírito Santo used fine gradations of gray paint to depict light falling across a long gallery wall—a comment on the relationship between natural and pictorial light.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
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