Fernando Mastrangelo Studio

Fernando Mastrangelo Studio

Fernando Mastrangelo Studio

Fernando Mastrangelo uses atypically commonplace materials — such as salt, coffee, sand, glass and cement — to cast sculptural objects that inextricably entangle fine art and design disciplines. Amalgamating commodity materials and pure geometric form, the works are intriguingly contradictory; they are both rugged and refined, durable and delicate, formal and functional. Precisely because of their hybrid natures, each work shatters the potential for contextual singularity. Instead, these free-standing and wall-hanging sculptural pieces resonate across a panoramic, multidisciplinary spectrum – spanning formal, social, historical, mathematical, and even religious subject matters. Mastrangelo enlists an unrelentingly fastidious fabrication process to achieve these liminal harmonies, through which he is able to expand our experience of everyday materials, granting them an otherwise unnoticed cutting-edge, sophisticated minimalism.

The RIDGE Series is a new body of work inspired by the subtle beauty of a mountain ridge from a distant landscape, cast into a simple geometries using layers of silica sand and cement, creating textures and patterns that emulate horizons and ariel landscape views.