Venske & Spänle

As if we were alone

The artists Venske & Spänle return to the Ana Serratosa Gallery to present their new project: "As if we were alone". A project that makes us reflect on the world around us, in the times in which we live. The exhibition immerses us in a marble universe, where their sculptures, made with marble from the quarries of Lasa and Carrara (Italy), behave like a trompe l'oeil, pretending to deceive the eye of the beholder with their textures and shapes. The sculptures, on the one hand, rise from the ground, as if the marble we step on becomes liquid and creates natural forms that seek to break the horizontality of it. On the other hand, an invasion of sculptures, takes over the walls and floor, also seeking a mimicry with them, with a voluble appearance that seems to want to detach from the surface, creating "tentacles" that resemble living beings. This deception does not end there, since once we get to know the nature of these forms, we find the reality of the cold marble, which breaks with any preconceived idea of soft and fickle figures.
As if we were alone

Works

  • Calcata Ploidy

    Venske & Spänle

    "Calcata Ploidy"

    2016

    40.00 x 46.00 x 47.00 cm

    Polished Carrara marble

  • Dudu Floor 1

    Venske & Spänle

    "Dudu Floor 1"

    2021

    57.00 x 40.00 x 25.00 cm

    Polished Lasa marble

  • Dudu Peramiho

    Venske & Spänle

    "Dudu Peramiho"

    2021

    30.00 x 28.00 x 21.00 cm

    Polished Lasa marble

  • Dudu Sept

    Venske & Spänle

    "Dudu Sept"

    2021

    36.50 x 29.00 x 10.50 cm

    Polished Lasa marble

  • Ploidy 6000

    Venske & Spänle

    "Ploidy 6000"

    2017

    31.00 x 37.00 x 19.00 cm

    Polished Carrara marble

  • Dudu Ragno

    Venske & Spänle

    "Dudu Ragno"

    2021

    50.00 x 62.00 x 10.00 cm

    Polished Lasa marble

  • Noveped

    Venske & Spänle

    "Noveped"

    2022

    49.00 x 30.00 x 5.00 cm

    Polished Lasa marble

  • Oktoped

    Venske & Spänle

    "Oktoped"

    2022

    42.00 x 35.00 x 8.00 cm

    Polished Lasa marble

  • Sepped

    Venske & Spänle

    "Sepped"

    2022

    34.00 x 28.00 x 5.00 cm

    Polished Lasa marble

Reviews

As if we were alone

Todo lo que engaña, seduce

por Francisco Carpio

“… Quizá lo que los ojos transmitían no era cierto. Después de todo, Parménides, el filósofo de Elea, había insistido en que no había cambio ni movimiento en el mundo, aunque todos vieran lo contrario. Esto significaba que la experiencia sensorial era una ilusión engañosa Parménides exigía una definida distinción entre la percepción y el razonamiento, pues al razonamiento había que recurrir para la corrección de los sentidos y el establecimiento de la verdad.

Estas palabras de Rudolf Arnheim, uno de los más reputados especialistas en psicología perceptiva del arte, contenidas en su obra El Pensamiento Visual, vienen a abundar en la idea de que todo conocimiento, no solo el relacionado con el arte u otras experiencias visuales, es de naturaleza fundamentalmente perceptual, y por tanto susceptible de poder engañarnos.

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