Saatchi Gallery

Xavier Mascaró – Departure, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3, until 5th October 2014

Xavier Mascaró  Departure 2009-2011  Bronze, iron, brass, fabric  Dimensions variable Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London (c) Justin Piperger, 2014

Xavier Mascaró
Departure 2009-2011
Bronze, iron, brass, fabric
Dimensions variable
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London
(c) Justin Piperger, 2014

This exhibition, which is presented by SP Koren Art, features sculpture by the Spanish and Latin American artist Xavier Mascaró. One can easily see why he attracts attention both in Europe and the Americas through his exciting experimentation in the casting of his works.

Xavier Mascaró  Couple 2013  Ceramic and Iron  38cm x 16cm x 15cm  © Xavier Mascaró, 2013  Image courtesy of the artist

Xavier Mascaró
Couple 2013
Ceramic and Iron
38cm x 16cm x 15cm
© Xavier Mascaró, 2013
Image courtesy of the artist

He has a fascination with boats as the installation of bronze and iron boats representing forgotten shipwrecks shows. There is also figural works, including female heads and “votive” like figures and for the very first time in the gallery’s history in Chelsea they are showing some of his imposing Guardians series outside.

Xavier Mascaró Guardians 2010 Iron  Each 290cm x 190cm x 125cm Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London (c) Justin Piperger, 2014

Xavier Mascaró
Guardians 2010
Iron
Each 290cm x 190cm x 125cm
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London
(c) Justin Piperger, 2014

It is a show that combines the symbolism and iconography of the past with the contemporary in style and grace.

Xavier Mascaró Masks 2014 Iron, plexiglass, aluminum, mesh, fabric  Dimensions variable Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London (c) Justin Piperger, 2014

Xavier Mascaró
Masks 2014
Iron, plexiglass, aluminum, mesh, fabric
Dimensions variable
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London
(c) Justin Piperger, 2014

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