LONDON — Catalan artist Claudi Casanovas’ latest solo exhibition Quart Minvant (Waning Crescent) at the gorgeous Fitzrovia Chapel (July 11- 23, 2017) features six new stoneware sculptures in organic forms, resembling alien-like specimens from the vast voids of space. The works are the final installment of a larger body of work of his; ‘The Lunar Cycle’ began with Lluna Nova in 2013 and included Quart Creixent in 2014.
“I am exploring the notion of emptiness. I am seeking to participate within emptiness. The pieces, which contain the form of an arch, refer to a metaphorical journey, a moment in balance, which ultimately alludes to life: life in its final evanescence and its promise of completeness.”
Featured image: Claudi Casanovas, Quart Minvant Exhibition view.
The exhibition is presented by Erskine, Hall & Coe.
About the artist: Claudi Casanovas was born in 1956. He studied ceramics and theatre in Barcelona, and trained as a ceramicist in Olot, Catalonia. He was a member of the Coure Potters’ Cooperative from 1978 until 1987, and in 1992 he won first prize at the III International Ceramics Competition in Mino, Japan. In 2004 he won a competition to create a monument against Fascism in Olot. This Memorial als Vençuts was installed in June 2006.
His artwork has been displayed in major exhibitions and museum collections worldwide, including The Museum of Contemporary Art in Oostende, Belgium, The Roman Museum in Nyon, Switzerland, Kunstforum in Kirchberg, as well as in New York and London.