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 (1981) lives and works in Istanbul. One of the founders of Sanatorium, some of his solo shows are: 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); and some of his group shows are: 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 MOCAK–Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (Krakow, Poland), National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourn, Australia) and many important private collections in Europe and Middle East.
- Restless Monuments
- The Pope and Galileo Had A Minor Disagreement
- EXTRASYSTEMATIC CORRELATIONS