David Casini

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David Casini, Seicentodiecimilametri (Sixhundredtenthousandmeters)

Brass and print on paper

Location: Villa Lysis, first floor

h 126 x 91 x 30 cm

The work, created in 2015 for a collective exhibition about distance, is conceived to be modified and adjusted according to where it is displayed: a representation of the route between the place of departure and the place of arrival.
The hanging solid shapes, in paper, recall the texture of some mineral formations that are usually found along the six-hundred and ten-thousand meters of subsoil between Bologna and Capri. 3-D cuts of stones and marbles are simulated by digital prints, although they are combined with the lightness of the paper with which they are made.
The absolutely abstract representation of this geological and underground landscape does not keep any of its compactness, solidity and resistance but - on the contrary - it acquires a slight and fragile balance made of light geometrical shapes held by thin brass structures.

Short Bio

David Casini (Montevarchi, 1973). A visual artist who works with site-specific sculpture and installations. His works were displayed in personal exhibitions at the Plutschow Gallery in Zurich, CAR drde Bologna, Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva, MAR - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Ravenna, Galleria T293, Naples. He participated in many collective exhibitions, among which: "Ripensare il medium - Il fantasma del disegno" Casa Masaccio, S.Giovanni (2015), "Biennale Disegno Rimini", Ala nuova / Museo della Città, Rimini (2014), "4 Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art", Thessaloniki (2013), "Oceanomania" at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco and the traveling exhibition "The Mediterranean Approach" at Palazzo Zenobio, Venice (2011), MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain, Marsiglia (2012) and SESC Pinheiros, Sao Paulo (2012). He was awarded the Talent Prize in 2009.