Iván Navarro and Courtney Smith
fluorescent light, plywood, metal chain and electric energy
96 x 24 x 24 inches
243.8 x 61 cm
IVÁN NAVARRO (born 1972 in Santiago, Chile, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) is internationally known for his socio-politically charged sculptures of neon, fluorescent and incandescent light. Building upon the aesthetic vocabulary of American Minimalism, Navarro uses electricity as a primary means of making pointed commentaries about power, surveillance and society. In 2009 he represented Chile at the 53rd Venice Biennale.