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Art, Architecture and Design: Marco Casentini

16.10.2020

  • Art, Architecture and Design: Marco Casentini

Art, architecture and design: a special spatial experience in the Heitsch Gallery with the artist Marco Casentini and contact art design - Münch Furniture Design

 

From October 9 to November 14, 2020, the Heitsch Gallery presents the Italian artist MARCO CASENTINI. The opening of COLORS OF SPACE was a great success despite the difficult current situation. In addition to presenting his latest minimalist paintings, the painter surprised visitors with a floor painting developed especially for the gallery. The bright colors and their relationship to each other are an exploration of the interplay between art, architecture and design. Keyword design: On the same evening, the new cooperation with contact art design - Münch Furniture Design, a luxury interior designer from Baden-Württemberg with its own furniture manufacture and brand, was made public for the first time. Matching Marco Casentini's strong colors, designer Ute Hartmann presented, among other things, a custom-made version of her unique 90-60-90 Lapis with gold-plated handles, plinth and covered with an exclusive surface treatment of the highest quality, deep blue lapis lazuli in a 360-degree design. Ute Hartmann sees the production of her sculpture as a high form of artistic expression. In Marco Casentini's work, too, the line between design and art is fluid. He has designed surfaces in his unmistakable color combinations for Ferrari, Maserati and most recently Audi. His work has always been inspired by urban architecture and the unique lighting atmosphere in Southern California. Los Angeles has by now become his second home. In his works, such as the Horizons or Streetlights series, Casentini reflects the impressions of his immediate surroundings. Clear references to concrete painting are unmistakable. However, he sees himself much more as an Impressionist, studying the depiction of light and representing it through strong and luminous primary colors and their tonal gradations. City- and landscapes are geometrically abstracted, squares and rectangles overlap. The colors create a dynamic relationship within the picture frame, tell stories of moods and atmospheres, reflect emotions. But Casentini's art goes beyond the boundaries of imaginary space and occupies the whole, real space. The floor painting extends the artistic dialogue - it makes this exhibition a "Gesamtkunstwerk" in which painting and space complement each other.