Iván Navarro, ‘Chin Chin (White)’, 2012, Galerie Daniel Templon

About Iván Navarro

Recognized for his suggestive use of fluorescent lights, Iván Navarro makes works rich in both art-historical and social references. Though his use of light bulbs invites comparison to Minimalism, particularly the art of Dan Flavin, Navarro’s work is conceptually quite different. He uses industrial materials to represent recognizable subjects, as with Armory Fence (2011), where he constructs a picket fence with white fluorescent tubing, calling critical attention to the object that has come to epitomize an idealized suburban lifestyle.

Chilean, b. 1972, Santiago, Chile, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Ivan Navarro: Mute Parade, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Desordem, Baró Galeria, São Paulo
The Written Trace, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Iván Navarro, Baró Galeria, São Paulo
Iván Navarro: This Land Is Your Land, Madison Square Park, New York