Fernando Casasempere exhibits at the Saatchi Gallery with Adrian Sassoon in COLLECT from the 7 – 11 May 2015.

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London based Chilean artist Fernando Casasempere to Exhibit at Saatchi Gallery’ The sculptures are porcelain and are from the geological and watercolour porcelain series that Fernando has been working on for the last few years.

“My inspiration comes from the traditional blue and white Chinese ceramics as well as the later European ceramics.  With these works in mind I have searched for different methods to apply colour in my porcelain sculptures and in turn maintain the geological aspect of my work. I have used the natural transparency of porcelain and worked with this to create a watercolour effect, which also relies on the application of colour under the same effect. The simple cubic shape of each sculpture allows me to create moving and complicated forms and textures within each piece, applying this watercolour effect”, explains Fernando.

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The sculptures in the exhibition will be small in size – approximately 30 x 29 x 20cm

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COLLECT, London 7 – 11 May 2015

Future exhibitions with Adrian Sassoon 2015 include:

Masterpiece, London 24 June – 1 July 2015

Pavilion Art & Design London 12 – 18 October 2015

The Salon: Art + Design dates tbc but sometime around 12 – 16 November 2015

www.fernandocasasempere.com

Note to Editors

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 worldwide 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.

Fernando Casasempere Exhibits in Paris

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On June 4th the Clara Screminni Gallery in Paris will open an exhibition of 14 sculptures by London based Chilean artist Fernando Casasempere. All of the pieces are porcelain and are from the geological and watercolour porcelain series that Fernando has been working on for the last few years.

“My inspiration comes from the traditional blue and white Chinese ceramics as well as the later European ceramics.  With these works in mind I have searched for different methods to apply colour in my porcelain sculptures and in turn maintain the geological aspect of my work. I have used the natural transparency of porcelain and worked with this to create a watercolour effect, which also relies on the application of colour under the same effect. The simple cubic shape of each sculpture allows me to create moving and complicated forms and textures within each piece, applying this watercolour effect”, explains Fernando.

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The sculptures in the exhibition will be small in size – approximately 30 x 29 x 20cm and the prices will start from £4,000 each.

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The exhibition will run for four weeks…

www.fernandocasasempere.com

Note to Editors

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 worldwide 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.

Investing in Art for the Home

  fernando_1137        fernando_1005    A piece of contemporary art for your home could be much more than a beautiful thing to enjoy every day, it could also be a very sound investment. Fernando Casasempere’s has small, tactile sculptures which are perfectly suited to create an impression in the living room, hall or conservatory and his work looks equally good in a minimalist, modern, eclectic or antique/period setting.

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

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“My inspiration comes from the traditional blue and white Chinese ceramics as well as the later European ceramics. With these works in mind I have searched for different methods to apply colour in my porcelain sculptures and in turn maintain the geological aspect of my work. I have used the natural transparency of porcelain and worked with this to create a watercolour effect, which also relies on the application of colour under the same effect. The simple cubic shape of each sculpture allows me to create moving and complicated forms and textures within each piece, applying this watercolour effect” explains Fernando.

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The sculptures are approximately 30 x 29 x 20cm and the prices start from £4,000 pounds each.

www.fernandocasasempere.com

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.

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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