nacho carbonell at galerie BSL, paris

nacho carbonell at galerie BSL, paris

nacho carbonell at galerie BSL, parisfoam giraffe, 2009 foam, latex 15 x 13 x 6.5 cm each unique piece is signed all images are courtesy of galerie BSL, paris

 

 

nacho carbonell galerie BSL, paris on now until july 24th, 2010

 

 

the galerie BSL just opened its doors with an opening exhibition which includes the work of spanish designer nacho carbonell, this being his first-up show in paris.

nacho carbonell’s hybridizations, couplings of forms, zoomorphic and geomorphic pieces re-engineer the DNA of archetypes for chair sofa, desk and bench to deliver creations that defy traditional categories. are they pieces of furniture or conceptual creatures? for carbonell, the answer is both. his art ignores conventions. his mutant creations are always functional and create new user protocols that may be relational, playful, social or affective, associated to the freedom afforded by a material. whatever the case, his creations are animated to the point that they seem capable of thought and feeling. he gives form(s) to them, inviting us to interact with them and bring them to life.

this show precedes nacho carbonell’s solo exhibition at the gallery scheduled for january 2011, which will focus on new and exclusive works.

 

nacho carbonell at galerie BSL, paris siamese girafes in bronze, 2009 cast bronze, welded and sanded variable dimensions each unique piece is signed

‘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 everyday life.’ – nacho carbonell

nacho carbonell at galerie BSL, paris family of giraffes, 2010 bronze variable heights, 27 to 155 cm each piece is signed

 

nacho carbonell at galerie BSL, paris hot kettle, 2007 porcelain, bronze or aluminium with oak handle 24 x 17 x 17 cm pieces signed and numbered bronze option and aluminium with oak handle both come in a edition of 12 porcelain comes in an edition of 150

 

nacho carbonell at galerie BSL, paris ‘evolution’ – ‘lovers’ chair’, 2008 paper mâché, iron structure 115 x 200 x 100 cm each piece is signed and numbered edition of 6 + 1 AP, from galleria rossana orlandi, milan

 

nacho carbonell at galerie BSL, paris ‘evolution’ – the bench, 2010 paper mâché, iron structure 105 x 200 x 95 cm each piece is signed edition from galleria rossana orlandi, milan

 

nacho carbonell at galerie BSL, paris ‘evolution’ – the bench, 2010 – installation view at galerie BSL paper mâché, iron structure 105 x 200 x 95 cm each piece is signed edition from galleria rossana orlandi, milan

nacho carbonell at galerie BSL, paris ‘evolution’ – the bench, 2010 – installation view at galerie BSL paper mâché, iron structure 105 x 200 x 95 cm each piece is signed edition from galleria rossana orlandi, milan

 

french designer noé duchaufour-lawrance is responsible for the spatial design of the new galerie BSL which is defined by a large organic piece of white Corian® that has an overall area of 110 m2. the architectural resolution expresses continuity in formal language with natural, fluid and structured forms. its ‘second skin’ is a convincing reformulation of the ‘white cube’.

nacho carbonell at galerie BSL, paris interior view of galerie BSL designed by noé duchaufour-lawrance

 

nacho carbonell at galerie BSL, paris interior view of galerie BSL designed by noé duchaufour-lawrance

 

  • i don’t understand why people like this crap

    computer
    Jun 23, 2010
  • I rather expect that anyone who sits on the ‘evolution’ bench will be seized by the large spider that lurks in the attached chamber.

    Daniel [oeconomist.com]
    Jun 23, 2010
  • the work of nacho is horrible! and funtionless

    mil
    Jun 22, 2010

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