With this solo show David Casini continues his exploration of abstract anachronistic spaces.
In a mix of classical, modern and futuristic aesthetics, the artist creates an installation incorporating notions of perspective going back to the Italian Renaissance: Piero della Francesca, Leon Battista Alberti e Andrea Mantegna. Reproducing the whiteness and veins of marble on the floor of the gallery, Casini realizes an inverse perspective tromp l’oeil. This creates an illusion of depth of purely apparent volumes that emerge more clearly the nearer one gets to the star studded black hole at the center of the work, where all the vanishing points converge. Rising up from the fake marble pavement is a ceramic sculpture representing a palace inspired by the 1920s futuristic drawings of Antonio Sant Elia.
The title “Corruptible Matter” plays upon the material illusion of a space in which the spectator moves, losing spatial and temporal connotations.
Analix Forever Gallery, 2006, Geneva
Corruptible matter, 2006, trompe l’oeil painting on the floor and column (marble effect) in synthetic enamel, dimension variable.
Corruptible matter, 2006, ceramic, trompe l’oeil painting on the floor and column(marble effect) in synthetic enamel, dimension variable.