The first encounter with Casaretto’s works, which are trying to understand the human’s most natural ways of perceiving our surroundings and of reproducing these processes, is a transference experience of a visual sensation to a haptic one. With each work witnessing the many processes and steps of its production, Casaretto’s meticulous crafting builds up the physicality and tactility of producing them, especially apparent in the exaggerated dimensions of some. His experimentation with materials, such as concrete, skin, soil, and epoxy, is the spine for his body of works: the materials not only determine the outcome by a deliberate imitation of their nature, they are also heavy with the historical, art historical and technological connotations.
Guido Casaretto (b.1981, Istanbul, Turkey) lives and works in Istanbul. He studied painting at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, Turkey, and at the Bologna Fine arts Academy in Bologna, Italy. He is one of the founders of Sanatorium. His solo shows include: The Ghosts of Matter (MOCAK, Krakow, Poland, 2019); The Pope and Galileo Had a Minor Disagreement (Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017); Synesthesia (Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015); Extrasystemic Correlations (Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012); Default (Sanatorium, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011). His group shows include: Restless Monuments (Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey, 2018); Urban Justice (CerModern, Ankara, Turkey, 2015); Venice Biennial Italian Pavillion (Venice, Italy, 2011) and Teatro Comunale (Italy, 2000). His work is included in the MOCAK–Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (Krakow, Poland), the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia) and further acclaimed private collections in Europe and Middle East.
- Of Goats, Scapes and Appropriations
- Crossing Carnevale
- Restless Monuments
- The Pope and Galileo Had A Minor Disagreement
- EXTRASYSTEMATIC CORRELATIONS