Past Exhibitions

Fernando Casasempere


At Parafin, Casasempere will show several groups of new work. A series of works incorporate many tiny white forms recalling bleached vertebrae and suggest dessication and desolation but also purity, and are inspired by recent travels in the Atacama, one of the driest places on the planet. In some of these works the small individual forms are combined to create seemingly weightless ‘cloud’ structures. In other works many hundreds of the forms fill white clay boxes, suggestive of graves or burial chambers. A series of new abstract ‘drawings’ in clay on paper, Salares, exploit the chance processes that create texture as the material dries and recall aerial photographs of alluvial landscapes. Other new sculptures made from ceramic blocks are inspired by both the ruined architecture of Pre-Columbian archaeological sites and the tectonic shifts of vast geological bodies.


In 2016 Casasempere will mount a major exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago. He is the first artist to be honoured with an exhibition throughout the entire museum.



Fernando Casasempere’s work has been exhibited internationally since the 1980s. Recent solo exhibitions include Out of Sync, Somerset House, London (2012), Falla Ideologico, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago (2012) and Bricks and Mortar, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury (2011). Casasempere’s work is in international collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Museu Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago. The artist lives and works in London.



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