Carpenters Workshop Gallery will inaugurate its new Los Angeles gallery with a solo exhibition by Spanish artist Nacho Carbonell, opening 25 June.
The artist presents a new body of work, exploring the senses and their relation to memory. Carbonell moved from Valencia to Eindhoven in 2004, and his memories of Spain’s natural environment have shaped this new collection. It was only on leaving his ‘own context’, as Carbonell puts it, that he discovered how central it was to his identity. Freed by his newfound otherness, he began creating works directly referencing the landscape of his previous home.
The exhibition includes new light sculptures shaped as sinuous trees, as well as tables and cabinets textured like the sun-baked Mediterranean earth. Each piece feels adapted to a harsh climate, conveyed through the artist’s experimentations with industrial and often recycled materials. Carbonell’s work puts the viewer in contact with the elements of nature, and each tactile artwork demands to be closely explored