Italian painter Marco Casentini has a true understanding of the form and function of color. Starting with simple blocks, Casentini builds flat, dynamic surfaces that use complementary hues to create a vibrancy that is present in even the most muted works. Each painting works within the constraints of geometry while expanding the way we perceive shape and color.
Known for solid square layers of color, Casentini’s new work adds dimension through intricate lines that are laced over larger, solid swatches of pigment. The gridded, woven overlays draw on the complex visual relationship between colors. In his linear works, the vertical or horizontal stripes offer a sense of harmony, vibration, and rhythmic brilliance.