The MAXXI of Rome hosts a solo show by Iran do Espirito Santo, the Brazilian minimalist artist who investigates the relationship between architecture and art.
Iran do Espirito Santo, who lives and works in Sao Paulo, explores the relationship between architecture and art through careful positioning of wall paintings, installations and sculptures. Geometry is another key element in his process of pure abstraction, employed to reduce objects to their essential forms. The choice of materials, especially brick, stainless steel and glass, is closely linked to the meaning of the individual works. Over the last twenty years the artist’s works have been seen at the Museum of Modern Art (Sao Paulo), the Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro), the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid). He has participated at the XLVIII Biennale Internazionale of Venice. His works are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco).