Year 2 - Esteve Casanoves

The Light Soaring on the Earth

Esteve Casanoves designed an amphitheatre that was opened with Maria Vera’s show ‘A la Molla de l’Os, l’Olivera’ [‘To the Marrow, the Olive Tree’], a combination of music, dancing and poetry that created a feeling of love between the space and the public that was foreword of ‘La Llum Planant Damunt la Terra’ [‘The Light Soaring on the Earth’], the impressive sculpture, which is more than 8 meters high, by Esteve Casanoves that, presiding over the vineyard, integrates iron, glass and light in order for them to merge with the land.
Esteve Casanoves together with Josepe Gil also created the installation ‘First Notes (of the Gardener Singing’] an arrangement of suspended sculptures that project lights and shadows which has been permanently exhibited since the 22nd of July 2013 in the manufacturing room of the Mas Blanch i Jové cellar, which was opened with the piece ‘Entre el Cel i la Terra’ [‘Between Heaven and Earth’] by Gregorio Iglesias.

"The day unfolds its aura across the vineyard, reflected in the night-time light and symbolised by two elements: the basket bearer and the grape’s grappa." Esteve Casanoves

"The magic that is produced on a sculpture, every time you see a sketch in three dimensions." Esteve Casanoves

Inauguration

The event of the Year 2 at the Artists' Vineyard
MAGNUM COLLECTOR EDITION
Esteve Casanoves

Josepe Gil - Esteve Casanoves

First Notes (of the Gardener Singing)

Esteve Casanoves together with Josepe Gil also created the installation ‘First Notes (of the Gardener Singing’] an arrangement of suspended sculptures that project lights and shadows which has been permanently exhibited since the 22nd of July 2013 in the manufacturing room of the Mas Blanch i Jové cellar, which was opened with the piece ‘Entre el Cel i la Terra’ [‘Between Heaven and Earth’] by Gregorio Iglesias.

"Stenographic and luminous conception of the HEAVY WALKING PACE of the GARDENER PATH TO THE TROS." Esteve Casanoves

"In the emptiness of the room, lights and shadows create matter; on the wall, the glances project a landscape that hangs on time." Josepe Gil

Esteve Casanoves

Oristà (Barcelona), 1954
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Training: In 1969 studies at the Escola de Dibuix in Vic (Barcelona), in 1970 joins the School of Fine Arts in Olot (Gerona) and in 1983 he takes a
‘Theatre and Audio-visual Management CIPLA’ at the Theatre Institute in Barcelona. In 1985 he graduates in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona.
He is a multidisciplinary artist and was a guest teacher at the University of Mexico, UNAM, from 2000 until 2008 where he taught seminars about the
artist and society and mimetic creative processes.
He has commissioned sculpture exhibitions here, including ‘Pesos específics’ [‘Specific Weights’], and in France and has exhibited in several museums
in various countries.
The aesthetic concerns of Esteve Casanoves are always at the boundary between different disciplines: he creates structures for painting, he encourages
weird objects to acquire subtle and distinctive movement, he introduces photography with the construction of objects that give a poetic and magic touch
to the game of space. Every piece, though they seem minimal, synthesises or recreates the maximal expression of their creative sense. Perhaps for this,
as Danto states, ‘the work of art is an object plus x’ and from Casanoves we need to understand the spirit—or the meaning—of his language, where
everything is static but nothing is in the same place twice.
The work of Esteve Casanoves is based on light, its reflex and on the boundaries in the space that it creates. Two examples of his late work are his
piece ‘La Llum Planant damunt la Terra’ [‘The Light Soaring on the Earth’], which is a big sculpture permanently exhibited in the middle of The Mas
Blanch i Jové Artists’ Vineyard; and ‘Primeres Notes (del cant de l’hortolà)’ [‘Firsts Notes (of the gardener singing)’], which was created with Josepe Gil
and consists of an arrangement of sculptures suspended in bronze wrapped in light and shadow (also in The Mas Blanch i Jové Artists’ Vineyard).

Other works of the artist

Josepe Gil

(Barcelona 1962)
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Education:
- BA in Fine Arts (University of Barcelona)
- DEA (PhD): Researcher, sculpture / painting
- Postgraduate Courses: Design with Light (Superior Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona. UPC)
- Scenic Arts Technician. Lighting (Theatre Institute / UPC)
He bases his work on interdisciplinary artistic research, creation and production and moves in the interstitial space between sculpture, architecture,
landscape and the scenic arts. His interests revolve around the relations between art, nature and urban space. The procedures that interest him most
include light as raw material of the aesthetic creation.
Since 2008 he has combined his work as a visual artist (exhibiting in various museums, galleries and cultural centres — Foundation Joan Miró,
Barcelona; Tinglado 1, Port of Tarragona; Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; Museo Municipal of Calahorra, La Rioja; Art at Harvey Nichols, London;
Musée Edgar Melik, Château de Cabries, Aix-en-Provence, France; and so on) with lighting and scenic design for theatre (Catalonia National Theatre;
Puppeteer Centre of Lerida; Bulevard Theatre; Abac Theatre; Plàncton Productions; and so on), and also with classes and conferences about contemporary
art (Master in Landscape Architecture; ETSAB, UPC; Cultural Centre Passatge; Montserrat Institute; Artistic Bachelors School Pau Gargallo; and
so on).

Other works of the artist