With this new cycle of sculptures, David Casini continues his investigation process on the history of art. After being confronted, in other series of works and through a very personal abstract artistic language, with the paintings of great masters of Italian Renaissance, Casini focused on the pioneer of the Cubism movement, Pablo Picasso, specifically on art catalogues dedicated to him in the 1950s and 1960s, in which the works were reproduced in separate plates, and then pasted on the pages. Through the reinterpretation of these miniatures, the game of translation, of camouflage begins, where the images are selected in detail and carefully then concealed through juxtaposed silhouettes, collages or assimilated with different materials, until in one of the works in which the artist builds a structure that prevents the viewer to look at the illustration, directing his gaze to a completely distorted three-dimensional simulacrum, except in the theme of the female portrait. Each work is associated with the corresponding catalog through title, which indicates the exact point where the miniature has been subtracted from the book and whose remains only the caption on white page.
pagg. 67, 147, 2018, brass, glass, plexiglass, mineral stone, resin, magnet, printed paper, h41x30x20,5cm.
pagg. 64, 88, 102, 107, 111, 2018, inlaid wood, glass, printed paper, h52x42x2,5cm.
pagg. 0, 7, 35, 2018, inlaid wood, glass, printed paper, h52x42x2,5cm.
pagg. XI, 2018, brass, resin, synthetic paint, plexiglass, printed paper, h31x24x9cm.
pagg. XIV, XX, 2018, brass, glass, UV digital printing on acetate sheet, printed paper, h50,5×40,5×2,5cm.
pagg. 133, 139, 2018, polished concrete, mineral stone, brass, resin, printed paper, h51x24x27cm.