“Geology” Fernando Casasempere at Ivorypress

This exhibition, open to the public until 11 January 2020, brings together a series of sculptural and pictorial works based on three sources of inspiration: pre-Hispanic heritage, the Chilean landscape and the impact that living in London for twenty-two years has had on the artist’s work.

 

“Geology” Fernando Casasempere © Ivorypress

 

Geology marks the first time that Casasempere’s paintings, with clear material and sculptural resonances, are more prominent than his three-dimensional works. Familiar with earthy and mineral mediums—including clay, porcelain and ceramics—the artist describes his creative process as ‘an acceleration of natural geological transformations, such as mineral sedimentation.’ In this new pictorial series, Casasempere explores the telluric phenomena of the Atacama Desert, its earthy crust and saline formations.


 

“Geology”
6 November, 2019 – 11 January, 2020
Ivorypress
Comandante Zorita, 48, Madrid
Spain

 


Chile, the artist’s birthplace, is a geologically unstable landscape where earthquakes are fairly common. This tectonic instability has always been a part of Casasempere’s imaginary.

 

“Geology” Fernando Casasempere © Ivorypress

 

In the sculptural series Tectonic plate, the artist materialises this interest by bringing together distinct materials, much like those present in the earth’s layers, creating textures and plasticities that imagine the aesthetic of our planet’s core.

 

“Geology” Fernando Casasempere © Ivorypress

“Geology” Fernando Casasempere © Ivorypress


 

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