ORISTÀ (BARCELONA), 1954
In 1969 he studied at the School of Drawing of Vic (Barcelona), in 1970 he joined the School of Fine Arts of Olot (Girona), and during 1983 he studied “Theatrical and Audio-visual Direction CIPLA” at the Theatre Institute of Barcelona. In 1985 he graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona.
He has curated sculpture exhibitions both here, “Pesos específics”, and in France and has exhibited in numerous museums in various countries. Esteve Casanoves’ aesthetic project is always found at the crossing of different disciplines: he plans structures for painting; strange objects acquire subtle movements; he introduces photography in the construction of objects that produce a poetic and magical touch, playing with space. Every piece, however minimal it may seem, synthesises or recreates the maximum expression of his creative sense. Perhaps that’s why, as Dante says: “the work of art is what is visible, rather than something that cannot be seen.” In Casanoves we must capture the spirit –or the meaning– of his language, where everything is static, and nothing is in the same place twice. The work of Esteve Casanoves is based on light, its reflection, and on the limiting of the space that this creates.