FERNANDO CASASEMPERE – RELAVE

fernando_book_0018Exploring 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,

fernando_book_0021 copiaThe book is available as a limited edition of 1500, signed by the artist, It retails at £300.00

If you would like to request a copy of the book for review purposes, please email: [email protected]

www.fernandocasasempere.com

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 fernando_book_0073fernando_book_0029fernando_book_0027Biographies

Fernando Casasempere

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

Pages:                                                                                                                                                  236pp

Inserts:                                                                                                                          Onion skin paper; copper insert made by the artist, each is unique, water colour  on rice paper.

Malgosia Szemberg

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.

New bollard with award-winning simplicity

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Louis Poulsen is launching a new bollard designed by Christian Flindt which demonstrates his great talent for seeing the potential in simple forms.

Yet Flindt also reminds us that the simple is not always so simple: the bollard’s minimalistic exterior hides its thought-out technical design, which optimises energy consumption, light distribution and ease of installation.

Development of the Flindt bollard began in 2011, flowing from the desire to create a new bollard for the park surrounding Brænderigården in Viborg, Denmark. The project was a joint initiative by designer Christian Flindt, Viborg municipality, Viborg Energiforsyning, Viborg Kunstmuseum, landscape architects and Louis Poulsen. The Flindt bollard has since been refined, including further optimised light distribution and energy consumption.

The result is so impressive that the Flindt bollard won the 2014 ELFORSK prize in June. Part of the explanation given was that ‘the jury was very impressed by the product’s thoughtful design in all areas – energy efficiency, light properties and a unique light experience, aesthetics and design, vandalism resistance, etc.’ (Danish Energy Association)

The Flindt bollard is fitted with two LED light sources (approx. 585 lumens) positioned at the top of the light aperture so as to emit both horizontal and vertical light. This placement and the light aperture design result in a lateral light distribution covering an angle of more than 180°. The fixture thereby illuminates itself, and contributes to the total light experience as a visual element.

Its extremely simple and functional design means the bollard can be used in almost any architectural context, and blends into natural settings in a peaceful and harmonic way. The organic light pattern, combined with its simple design, makes the bollard ideal for one-sided, zigzag and curved configurations. The facility to adjust the bollard +/-10° following installation ensures perfect light harmony between the fixtures.

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Prices range from £678 to £721.

Note to editors:

Flindt bollard facts

  • Design: Christian Flindt
  • Light concept: The fixture emits an asymmetric, soft, broad, downward-directed light cone. The light creates an organic pattern on the ground surrounding the bollard.
  • Finish: Aluminium colour with a structured surface, powder coating.
  • Materials: Top: Die-cast aluminium. Reflector: Die-cast aluminium. Post: Extruded aluminium. Foot panel: Die-cast aluminium.
  • Vandalism resistance class: IK 10.
  • Light source: 14W LED, 3000K or 4000K. Available with automatic night dimming.

Artist Fernando Casasempere appoints GertsenPR

fernando casasempere1711142230658fernando casasempere171114223067           We are pleased to announce that sculptor Fernando Casasempere has appointed GertsenPR to handle the PR for his art and the recently launched book Relave.

Fernando Casasempere was born in Santiago, Chile. He moved to London in 1997, where he still works and lives. His sculptures have been shown extensively in Latin and North America and in Europe.

He is currently working on installations and commissions across Chile, as well as forthcoming projects in the UK. 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.AC

September 2014 saw the launch of Relave a unique publication. 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.

Images from Relave

The book is available in a limited 1500 copies signed by the artist.

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Please contact me for interviews, images and if you would like to visit his studio.

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