Fernando Casasempere

Works / Obras 1991-2016


Breathing life into sculpture: Fernando Casasempere

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ISBN: 9783775742429 Category:

Alun Graves


The sea of flowers he presented in the courtyard of Somerset House during the 2012 Olympic Games in London made him and his art famous on the international stage: the Chilean sculptor Fernando Casasempere (*1958 in Santiago, Chile) placed ten thousand ceramic daffodils on the otherwise carefully mowed lawns there. Casasempere molded each one individually out of clay from his homeland, using the spring blossoms to draw attention to the wonders of nature with which humans destructively interfere-in this case, with lawn mowers. Casasempere, who has lived in England since 1997, also employs clay to make far more experimental sculptures, such as seemingly liquid marble columns or vaulted and bulging shapes, through which he repeatedly questions humankind’s treatment of the environment. This richly illustrated catalogue is an impressive presentation of the development of his body of work over the past twenty-five years.

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Weight 2484 g
Dimensions 24 x 29.4 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 28 January 2017
Number of pages
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Alun Graves, Clare Lilley, and Edmund de Waal
Dimensions 24 x 29.4 cm
Weight 2484 g


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