Artist of the moment…..Ernest Neto

Ernest Neto was born in Rio De Janiero, Brazil in the year 1964. Neto works as a painter, sculptor, and photographer. For sculpting he uses a variety of materials but is renown for his use of soft sculptures. These are made with a fabric material that Neto fills with other items including spices. Too bad SMELLAVISION doesn’t exist, the dream of chef tv host Emeril LaGasse, some of the very large sculptures by Neto are stuffed with spices.

For his artistic education Neto attended the school of visual arts located in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

The artist doesn’t mind people touching his artwork. Yikes! His museum size installations are very large in scale and can take up floor space, but he will then create the structure and have it reach the ceiling. In this clip we see a sculpture by Neto made to feel as if the viewer was walking through the inside of an earthworm. Very creative!

First exhibition was in 1988 in Brazil.

First international exhibition was in 1996.

In this clip an interview with the artist discussing his artwork:

Ernest Neto is based out of Rio De Janiero, Brazil.

In this clip a very interesting storyline. Neto is sought after by a running group to create a work of art. He succeeds and his results are unusual. He creates a sort of web that the runners can stretch out in and relax.

Neto represented Brazil at the Venice Biennale in 2003.

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