Iran do Espírito Santo, ‘Playground’, 2013, Public Art Fund
Iran do Espírito Santo, ‘Playground’, 2013, Public Art Fund
Iran do Espírito Santo, ‘Playground’, 2013, Public Art Fund

Image rights: Exhibition presented by Public Art Fund; on view at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, September 10, 2013 – February 16, 2014 Courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, and Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo Photo: James Ewing, Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY © Iran do Espírito Santo 2013

About Iran do Espírito Santo

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.

Brazilian, b. 1963, Mococa, Brazil, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil