Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto has established over the past 20 years an international reputation for his work.
His infuences range from the European modernist artists Alexander Calder and Constantin Brancusi to his Brazilian predecessors Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica and Amílcar de Castro.
Neto’s biomorphic nylon sculptures and multi-sensory environments exist, in the artist’s words, as ‘a place of sensations, a place of exchange and continuity between people’.
This monograph is published to accompany the artist’s major exhibition at Hayward Gallery in which he will re-imagine the gallery’s concrete spaces and brutalist architecture with a new site-specifc commission and a number of new sculptural works.
This book surveys Neto’s career to date, containing texts by key international scholars and a new interview with the artist.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Ernesto Neto at Hayward Gallery, London, 19 June – 5 September 2010.