Iran do Espiríto Santo


The first comprehensive international monograph on the Brazilian artist

This book is not yet published, but will be available from January 2022.

ISBN: 9788857244921 Category:


One of Brazil’s most intriguing contemporary artists, Espírito Santo is best known for his sensuously minimalist work that deals with issues of place, structure, material, design and surface with a rigorous conceptual sensibility. His work undertakes a subtle subversion of Minimalism through abstracted everyday items. Espírito Santo is concerned with the tactile attributes of his chosen materials and with the sensuous contours of simple abstract forms in space. Working in stainless steel, glass, copper, stone or paint on plaster, he employs subtle illusionistic devices, instigating a play of depth that remains consistent from piece to piece. Espírito Santo has received international acclaim in the past two decades. His works have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide; and are included in the collections of many prominent international museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. His works have been included in the Venice Biennale, the Bienal de São Paulo, and the Istanbul Biennal. Iran do Espírito Santo lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24 x 30 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 25 January 2022
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Lilian Tone, Enrique Juncosa, and Nicholas Baume
Dimensions 24 x 30 cm
Weight 300 g


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Samuel Titan is an editor and translator teaching Comparative Literature at the University of São Paulo.

Lilian Tone is an independent curator and scholar. She was a curator at MoMA, New York, until 2020.

Enrique Juncosa is a writer, curator, and cultural manager. He directed the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin from 2003 to 2012.

Nicholas Baume is the Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund in New York.