André Komatsu

(this page was last updated in July 2016)

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São Paulo, Brazil, 1978,
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

Represented by Gallery Vermelho.

PIPA 2011 Finalist.
PIPA 2010 nominee.

André Komatsu’s sculptures and installations employ architectural and design forms to critique prevalent social orders. 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.

In 2015, Komatsu had a solo exhibition at the Brazilian Embassy in Rome, coinciding with his participation in the group exhibition ‘É Tanta Coisa que Não Cabe Aqui’ at the Brazilian Pavillion in the 56th Venice Biennale.

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