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Ivan Navarro | the artist






The artist Ivan Navarro
Born 1972, Santiago, Chile.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA, .

Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects,


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Echoing the minimalist works of Dan Flavin, Ivan Navarro’s light sculptures subvert the cool detachment of florescent bulbs with their arrangement into recognisable objects. In Homeless Lamp, the Juice Sucker Navarro builds a shopping cart from electric tubing. Plugged in to a replica street outlet, complete with fly posters, Navarro sets a stage where the dichotomies between wealth and poverty convene as a literal and allegorical emblem of power and waste. Basking in an artificial glow, Navarro’s Homeless Lamp, the Juice Sucker exudes a religious aura based in consumerism and corruption.

Untitled (Triptych), 2005. Aluminum doors, mirrors, neon.

Appropriating the signature materials associated with Dan Flavin, Navarro builds visually dynamic, radiant structures such as tables and chairs with fluorescent lights…

Homeless Lamp, The Juice Sucker 2005

"My work is rooted in the sociocultural context of Chile….Using objects and site-specific installations built with everyday material and low-tech mechanism, I have developed situations that reveal the process of consumption through several energy conversion process involving the application of kinetic, thermodynamic, hydraulic, magnetic, solar and electric energy. These energy conversion processes necessarily imply a certain loss of energy." 2002