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.
6 November, 2019 – 11 January, 2020
Comandante Zorita, 48, Madrid
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.
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.