André Komatsu was born in Soa Paulo in 1978 where he currently lives and works there. Komatsu’s work looks to see how art can integrate itself into daily life in the city. He emphasizes new forms of perception and reflects on his daily life and his tours around cities. A motif that occurs often is the concrete wall, he uses it to symbolize bureaucracy and roadblocks which creates a social imbalance. Komatsu emphasizes the relationship between parts of the structure's chances of survival and its inevitable transformation. His use of modern forms is used to highlight the failures of idealism used in past historical art movements. Komatsu uses urban spaces to show physical redemption and explains, “… man, nature or architecture in a continuous process of change”. He invites social resistance by the objects and materials selected for his work. Komatsu subverts the value that is typically assigned to materials and to elements of everyday life. His work has been shown at a number of institutions and galleries in Brazil and internationally. A few institutions that show his work are the Bronx Museum in New York, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, and Simon Lee Gallery in London. In 2015 he was selected for the Venice Biennale and recently, he has an exhibition at Fortes D’Aloia and Gabriel, Sao Paulo.