Exploring the evolution of Casasempere’s work across a decade of his practice and showcasing the development of two recent exhibitions at Somerset House, London and The New Art Centre Wiltshire, the book documents the artist’s use of clay and relave, a by-product of the copper mining process, and a material that forms an integral part of Casasempere’s sculptural work.
From the vast Antofagasta mines in Chile’s deserts to his studio in Hackney, this beautiful photographic book also features rare, handmade inserts printed in copper, developed by the artist especially for each edition of the book; a silk-‐screen relave-‐print cover, produced from industrial waste gathered from copper mines in Chile; and a commissioned text by Enrique Walker, Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. The book has been conceived, produced and designed by artistic director Małgosia Szemberg,
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Artist Fernando Casasempere was born in Santiago, Chile, and has lived in London for the past 17 years.
He is currently working on installations and commissions across his native country as well as forthcoming projects in the UK. Fernando is also working with the New Art Centre and Adrian Sassoon. He has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. His works are included in prestigious collections wordwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum and Shell Company. Bellas Artes and Marlborough in Santiago Chile, private collections in UK, US and Latin America. He undertakes commissions for private individuals as well
Past exhibitions include: ‘Out of Sync’ (2012) at Somerset House, London; ‘The Thought-Provoking Machine’ (2008) at the Economic Plaza, London; “Under the Forest’ (2006), Jerwood Sculpture Park, “Beyond Limits” with Sotheby’s at Chatsworth.
Book Specifications Size: 235mm x 293mm
Cover: Relave by‐product of the copper mining process on rice paper, silk screened lettering
Inserts: Onion skin paper; copper insert made by the artist, each is unique, water colour on rice paper.
Following a 10-year art directorship at the Condé Nast magazine World of Interiors, she has collaborated with artists and designers in Europe, the USA and Latin America as creative director, curator and consultant. Her visual storytelling mixes rigour with opulent fancy in the design of artist’s monographs and avant-garde books with innovative handmade details. Recent books include ‘Untamed Encounters, Thames&Hudson, Edible Schoolyard by Alice Waters (Chronicle); 40 years of Chez Panisse by Alice Waters et al (Random House) and a monograph for the London-based Chilean sculptor Fernando Casasempere, with whom she is preparing new book projects. She lives and works in London.