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Watchlist Artist: Claudi Casanovas

Gallery Erskine, Hall & Coe is currently showing an exhibition of fifteen new works by acclaimed Catalan artist Claudi Casanovas. The exhibition explores ideas relating to the theme of darkness and rebirth.

“New moon - it’s a symbol of rebirth and fertility.  From the dark light and life shall be reborn.

Nigra sum sed Formosa, I am black but beautiful.

It’s the cult of the Black Madonnas.

Each piece’s name is related to the Black Madonnas.

We are passing through or entering into a “Black” period, but from this darkness life shall be reborn

Each piece opens itself from its “blackness” to the others.

Space is reflected in its mass.

Like boulders, one makes another.

(text source: Erskine, Hall & Coe)

Claudi Casanovas, Installation view ; Courtesy of the artist & Erskine, Hall & Coe

 

More on Claudi Casanovas (b. 1956, Barcelona)

Claudi studied ceramics and theatre in Barcelona.  From 1978 to 1987 he was a member of the Coure Potters' Co-Operative.  His artworks have been exhibited in numerous major exhibitions and museum collections worldwide, including The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oostende, Belgium, The Roman Museum in Nyon, Switzerland, Kunstforum, Kirchberg, New York and London. Casanovas has won many international prizes including the third International Ceramics Competition in Mino, Japan in 1992.

(text source: Erskine, Hall & Coe)

For further information...(ArtSlant Profile) (Galleries: Erskine, Hall & CoeGaleria Joan Gaspar)

(Image on top: Claudi Casanovas, Nigra sum... , 2013 , stoneware, 62 x 75 x 59 cm; Courtesy of the artist & Erskine, Hall & Coe)


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