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Ivan Navarro

(Chile, United States of America 1972 – )

Title
Backstage/ blue sawhorse
Year
2005
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
fluorescent light, metal fixtures and electric energy
Dimensions

94.0 x 72.0 x 72.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Susan Armitage 2012. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
94.2012.a-i
Location
Not on display
Further information

"The artistic references in this work are the work of Gerrit Rietveld and Dan Flavin. Reitveld uses horizontals, verticals and diagonal lines to create very simple and dynamic furniture. Dan Flavin understood that mass-produced objects can be used as an artistic representation of a very radical proposition: that the artwork itself can be dispensable but the art still exists in the idea of its construction.

Combining these two references, I worked on these objects whose functionality has been removed. The pieces are between dangerous electrified sculptures and radiant images where the basic construction principle is highlighted." Ivan Navarro

http://www.art-almanac.com.au/page.php?page=85 accessed 1/2/12

Bibliography (1)

Editor Unknown (Editor), art Almanac, Sydney, Mar 2008, cover (illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Ivan Navarro, Backstage, Greenaway Art Gallery, Kent Town, 27 Feb 2008–23 Mar 2008