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.
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.
The exhibition will run for four weeks…
Note to Editors
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.