Chris Casali leads a process driven practice that entails a fascination for detail. A performance of reduction and withdrawal that seeks an escape and removal of oneself from the external to the internal world. Leaving behind a fractured landscape that’s obscured and disconnected in form.
Casali’s artworks explore elements of abstraction with hints of natural reference that subconsciously resonate a personal, yet historical connection to the land and the sea. Multi-faceted façade like relationships present arrangements overlapping in form with multiple viewpoints. Her visual language is complex yet minimal in the narrative. There is an intuitive play of light from darkness, a refusal of content, a quietly defiant act that’s driven by a desire for artistic simplification and integrity. This is a conscious attempt to strip back the influences and impact of cultural liberalism. A long-term commitment to an extended meditation of the fundamental artistic tenets in process and materiality.