Carpenters Workshop Gallery is proud to announce that Spanish artist Nacho Carbonell has joined the gallery and will hold ‘Light Mesh’ a solo exhibition of the artist’s work in London. The show will present a selection of new lamp sculptures from his ‘Cocoon’ series created with the gallery and produced using a unique form of plaster, which incorporates sand and textile hardener, set around a steel frame invented by the artist.
The four ‘Tables Cocoon’ are comprised of organic-shaped semi-transparent cocoons varied in form, fitted by a loosely structured sand-coloured mesh, illuminated from the inside so that the light diffuses through producing a natural warm light. Each unique, these four hybrid works, tables and lamps at once, seem to suggest expressive creatures, as fantastic as fascinating.
‘I like to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behaviour. I want to create objects with my hands, then I can give them my personality. I turn them into communicative objects that can arouse one’s sensations and imagination. In short, what I want to create are objects with a fictional or fantasy element, that allow you to escape from everyday life.’ – Nacho Carbonell