André Komatsu

André Komatsu (Sao Paulo, 1978) one of the young Brazilian visual artists with greatest international projection. His artistic proposal develops from an interest in the principle of construction and the use we give to the spaces, rescuing various architectural constructions and buildings in demolition, to then intervene in their fragments, stone, cardboard, concrete or wood waste, and convert them into the raw material for his work, making patent the transformation and social control involved in the construction of the landscape of the city.

Last year he received the CNI-SESI Marcantonio Vilaça Prize of Plastic Arts, Brazil and the Illy Prize in ARCOmadrid, after being invited in 2010 to reside at El Ranchito, in Matadero Madrid, Spain, and in the Bronx Museum of New York in 2009. Worth mentioning his participation in the group show Para ser construidos, included in Modelos para armar. Pensar Latinoamérica desde la Colección MUSAC, León, Spain, in 2010 and in the 8 Mercosul Biennal last year.