Illuminating Illusions: A Conversation with Iván Navarro
by Jan Garden Castro
Iván Navarro’s activities this past year—participation in a summer 2014 show at the Guggenheim Museum, a new Skira Rizzoli book Iván Navarro, his “This Land is Your Land” exhibition in Madison Square Park, shows at Hotel Particulier in Manhattan and Galerie Hyundai in Seoul, and his electronic, minimal music CD Oido (Huseo Records)—suggest diversity, fluency, and well-earned popularity, as does his presence in museum and private collections worldwide. Navarro’s success seems tied to three things: a contrarian, metaphorical use of light; a strong work ethic; and keen collaborations with others to realize his ideas.....see the entire article in the print version of December's Sculpture magazine.
Death Row, 2006–09. Neon light, aluminum doors, mirror, one-way mirror, and electricity, doors 218.4 x 91.4 x 11.4 cm. each.