Let's start with what doesn't appear: what cannot be seen in Enrica Casentini's work is as vast as the sea. This “Friedrichian” reference may seem like a pathetic figure of speech, tending to an obvious melodic pop repertoire, but in reality it offers the starting point for a necessary premise (and to dispel any doubt, it is good to remember that Enrica is punk, pop is not involved).
Dealing with a work of visual art, starting from what is not seen of it, it may want to answer two problems: or the image is not enough in itself, and therefore requires an overwhelming amount of information compared to the work, or on the contrary - and this is the case - it has reached an aesthetic autonomy such that it is possible, and not necessary, critically address a portion of its latencies, starting to unravel some of the conceptual and poetic structures that underlie it. In this case, there is no doubt that Casentini operates on an uncompromising aesthetic level. Like someone who moves in the symbolic territory of metaphysics - and she does - Enrica hides an intense intellectual work behind the veil of the image, based on the forced comparison between a poetic interiority, or better to say, finely reflective, and an objective and objective matrix within which it makes the shifts of its existence, punctuated in days of study and work, first in London, now in Milan. […]
From the text "Before the apparition: the spaces of vision ”by Luca Bochicchio
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Enrica Casentini was born in Vicenza in 1982. Lives and works between Milan and Paris.
His work has been selected and exhibited in various galleries and museums, including the Gmunden Ceramics Museum (Germany), la Saatchi Gallery (London), the Tyrolean Regional Heritage Museum (Austria), Typography (Italy), the Candid Arts gallery (London), New Designers (London), Hackney Museum (London), Archiginnasio (Bologna), Museum of Contemporary Art (Skopje).
In 2016 is among the finalists of the Arteam Cup award 2016, where he wins the Vanillaedizioni Special Prize.
He recently participated in Open to Art, a contemporary ceramic competition at the Officine Saffi gallery, where she was selected for the art residency at Amfora in Seinäjoki, in Finland.