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Sandro Setola
updated: 11/19/2009
website: www.sandrosetola.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Palasten (for Bruno Taut)
Palast
Beachhouse (Night)
beachhouse (sideview)
Beachhouse (interior #1, dusk)
Beachhouse (interior#2)
Beachhouse (interior #5, basement)
Beachhouse (Night, Mist)
Gate
Gate#3
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, surreal, biomorphic, humor, fantasy, narrative, psychological, nature, spiritual, urban
 
 
Palasten (for Bruno Taut) by Sandro Setola
Palasten (for Bruno Taut)
charcoal, chalk and pastel on coloured paper
2009
40 " x  106 " 
Palast by Sandro Setola
Palast
charcoal, pastel and chalk on coloured paper
2008
103 " x  60 " 
Beachhouse (Night) by Sandro Setola
Beachhouse (Night)
charcoal pastel and chalk on blackboard
2008
60 " x  120 " 
beachhouse (sideview) by Sandro Setola
beachhouse (sideview)
charcoal on paper
2007
60 " x  134 " 
Beachhouse (interior #1, dusk) by Sandro Setola
Beachhouse (interior #1, dusk)
charcoal pastel and chalk on coloured paper
2008
40 " x  110 " 
Beachhouse (interior#2) by Sandro Setola
Beachhouse (interior#2)
charcoal on paper
2008
40" x  60" 
Beachhouse (interior #5, basement) by Sandro Setola
Beachhouse (interior #5, basement)
charcoal, watercolour and pastel on paper
2008
40 " x  106 " 
Beachhouse (Night, Mist) by Sandro Setola
Beachhouse (Night, Mist)
Charcoal pastel and chalk on blackboard
2009
48 " x  96 " 
Gate by Sandro Setola
Gate
pastel and chalk on blackboard
2007
12" x  27" 
Gate#3 by Sandro Setola
Gate#3
charcoal, chalk and pastel on blackboard
2008
17 " x  100 " 

Artist Statement

Since 2004 I have focussed on the subject of architecture and building processes and their underlying ideals (or lack thereof). In aspiring to define my own ideas about urban planning and architecture those issues lead to often humorous and at times cynical interpretations of modernist and contemporary (or supermodernist) architecture. However critical this attitude may seem, the structures I propose are always closely linked to nature and universal themes, and express states of mind and personalities rather than any evident function. This strong fascination for natural processes and phenomena is at the basis of all my works. Dramatic processes like isolation, expansion, transformation, growth and decay, but also their relation to our more everyday, at times banal, reality, are interpreted in a personal, poetic and concentrated way. In the drawings I often freeze processes that the viewer can continue in mind or propose dystopic places and buildings built from yet unknown matter. In my installations and animations I can bring to life these processes and create a "wholeness" or story.

more info and other works on www.sandrosetola.com

Artist Bio / CV

Sandro Lorenzo Rafaël Titus Marino Setola
Born: 30-06-1976 Heerlen, The Netherlands
Raised in Oirsbeek, NL
Lives and works in Rotterdam, NL
website: sandrosetola.com

1994/1998 Akademie voor Kunst en Vormgeving ‘s-Hertogenbosch (sculpture)
1997 Glasgow school of Art, Glasgow (Sculpture, Environmental Art), UK
2003/2004 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL

Residencies:
2002 European Ceramic Workingcentre, 's Hertogenbosch, NL
2005 Summer resident Delfina Studio Trust, London, UK
2008 IAAB/Kaus Australis exchange programme, Basel, CH

Exhibitions
(selection):
1997    Newberry Gallery, Glasgow, UK
1999    "Ego Sum Lux Mundi", Werkplaats Alem, Alem, NL, (solo) (Cat.)
2000    "Crossfade", MU Art Foundation, Eindhoven, NL     
2002    "Cross section", Associazone Culturale di Zenith, Torino, IT
2003    Open Studios Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL (Cat.)
2004    "Aspecten van nooit vermoed schoon", Tent., Rotterdam, NL
2005     Nest, Dutch Architecture Institute (NAi), Rotterdam, NL (solo)
2005     "Form Follows Death" Projectroom, Stadsgalerij, Heerlen, NL (solo)
2005     "Lopend Beeld", De Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, NL
2005     "Club Utopia" Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
2006     "A proposal for a building so gigantic that I can Live in the sketch", Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL (solo)
2006     "Desastre Natural", Galerie Brutto Gusto, Rotterdam, NL
2007     "Art Brussels 07",  (with Ron Mandos) Brussels, BE (Cat.)
2007     "Art4Lux", Casino Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg, LXB (Cat.)
2008     "Verloren Paradijs", Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NL (Cat.)
2008     "Koninklijke Prijs voor vrije schilderkunst", Gem, Den Haag, NL
2008     "Regionale08", Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, CH
2009     "Schutzraum", Galerie Sankt Alban, Basel, CH, (solo)
2009     Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, NL (solo)
2009     "Towing the Line", White Box Ltd. New York, USA

for full resume  please go to www.sandrsetola.com