Contingentes at Wu Galeria is his second exhibition as Alberto Casari and the works selected have been produced between 2013 and 2017. The differences between each group is not arbitrary, but responds to an intuitive will which classifies formal and sensory aspects above all. Each of the exhibiting rooms, approach different ways of grasping the matter of which the artistic object is made of, emphasizing thus, a degree of intervention the artist has with objects -natural or artificial- on his everyday life.
The influence of Arte Povera, developed during his stay in Italy during the eighties and nineties, are evident in the intent to decontextualize objects, centering on their most visible matter quality. Thus, the works can be seen in direct contact with nature. Industrial production elements can be seen installed as aesthetic objects from the observation of their most elemental qualities such as: tree trunks or wooden strips, leather, wax, painted canvas;some elements by themselves already altered are gathered and reused. Casari’s intervention differentiates his necessity for free action or a poetical reflection similar to an act of epiphany.
Contingency is the indetermination of all that might happen . The way to confront the unintelligible would start , by defect from an objetive approach. Notwithstanding, the works of Casari demand previously and nearly in opposition to it, a sensory and subjective approach, a coming close in the fullest way to materiality , to afterwards think on their symbolic potential.
Contingentes will be open to public at Wu Galería [Av. Sáenz Peña 129, Barranco] since Wednesday 17th of January 2018. The gallery is open from monday till friday from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. For further information, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the artist:
Alberto Casari / Lima, 1955
Alberto Casari studied Humanities at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica (1973-1975) and painting at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Lima (1975-1977). While living in Italy in 1994 he created the Project PPPP (Peruvian Products to Think) and starts experimenting in 1998 with textiles and rugs design. In 2001 he founds PPPP design together with architect and designer Eva Pest. As a result of the development of PPPP project as a business of art, the artist creates different personalities or alter egos like Arturo Covarrubias or and alias the Mystic to approach different art proposals . As from 2017 Casari stoped the PPPP project and recovers his own name.
Casari’s works have been exhibited at the XLIV y LIV Bienal of Venecia (1990 y 2011), IV Bienal de La Habana (1991), I Bienal Iberoamericana de Lima (1997), II Bienal Internacional de Design de Saint Etienne (2000), XXX Bienal de Sao Paulo (2012).