(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.

06 February 2012

Ivan Navarro : Power, Truth, Hope & Danger

Text & Images: HUFFPOST ARTS––Read full interview HERE
During Ivan Navarro's childhood in Santiago, Chile, power outages were used as political threats. Because of this history, light plays a complicated role in his pieces: it is power, truth, and hope; it is also danger -- it electrocutes.

The light fixtures contain complex references to art history and politics yet stand alone as stunning neon visions. The artist works with language with unprecedented attention and care, sculpting meanings from the shape of words and shapes from the meaning of words. His pieces are poetic and political, ripe with references yet maintaining the ability to stand alone.

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