Interview: Fernando Gastaldo
Luca Curci talks with Fernando Gastaldo during FUTURE LANDSCAPES, third appointment of BORDERS Art Fair 2020, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.
Fernando Gastaldo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1974. His love for art began at early age and derived him as an artist linked to music and sculpture. A tireless traveler, since his childhood, he explored different cultures all over the world, giving him a wealth that will rise into a personal deepening of transcendence. His fascination with geometry gave him the ability to define his own technique of artistic creation. Imagine having an altered vision, find out that mathematics are visible in its perfect esthetic. Trapped between Infinity and reality, the proposal of the Argentinian artist shows that there is something that our perception can not see, but is present among us. An architectural style that starts from a unique and infinite geometric pattern. Fernando has been transforming his work to the point of living an enigma of Universal mystery. From the bases of sacred geometry and several practices related to meditation and energetic channeling. Concepts such as the geometrization of the spirit that develop an exhaustive study towards a whole process of evolution in his work. A new way to see the space around us… A work full of energetic symbolism. A new concept in art, design and dimensional geometry that shows the ability to distort the perception of space. Fractals as the archetype of understanding. Sacred Geometry as a creative Foundation.
Luca Curci – What are you currently working on?
Fernando Gastaldo – As always happens to me, my life has a creative center and from there, like a sphere in motion, I embrace many artistic and design activities at the same time. I never stop! Although my creations start from the geometric and with objects from the practical world, my creations always seek the mystical content. Today my world has simultaneous projects, of which some have already taken life as art or design. My creativity goes from the smallest, like designing a toy with Geospheres with lights for children to something more in between, such as the creation of bright spaces for events, and at the same time I also approach immense architectural spaces by creating several elaborated models for habitable areas, such as a city that is dimensioned in three layers, a project that I call “Geosphere Design”. I am a mix of geometric sculptor and designer who doesn’t feel like working. Why? Because all my work is unfailingly connected to Sacred Geometry, which flows in me without an economic sense of obligation.
LC – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
FG – I was born in a middle class neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and grew up in the jungle of the streets. In those times my grandmother inspired me with mandalas and creating geometric objects with her hands and then more inspiration came along amazing friends, artists and musicians along the way. Music led me to many changes of states of consciousness and to understand and take new paths. 30 years ago I began my life as a pilgrim, traveling around the world and having as my main objective approach the Sacred Geometry in all its expressions. Once I had a visionary experience with a Geosphere and my life totally changed. I started the path of spirituality, coming today to live in unlimited contact with my creation, at all hours, every day, my creative energy starts from a reality that I see, that is spherical and that fills me with passion. In the last years of meditation guide me to new states of consciousness that confirm my here and now. With great confidence I must say out loud that “spirituality goes far beyond art”.
LC – Which is the role the artist plays in society? And contemporary art?
FG – Since I was a child I wanted to change the world, which of course I did not understand. Today I still feel the same but with a totally futuristic look. And I have no doubt that my art and my designs will be strongly inspiring for many architects, smart cities will be inspired by my aesthetics and my design forms. These immense living spaces will have better infrastructures and advanced connections for greater social, environmental and economic development. I am happy to be able to influence dismantling projects with my ideas and feelings. Populous cities with millions and millions of people living stuck. We are many that want to attack pollution, congestion and even dilute many social inequalities. In this way, I am also putting myself on the technology side and at the service of radical changes. The Universe moves and changes vertiginously, my spheres are moving high speed trying to follow it. Contemporary art in humanistic service is a way. My time has come to put my whole life in this task of change and reform. My creation with Sacred Geometry looks for that!
LC – What is your creative process like?
FG – My creative process is all manual and supported by my own techniques. This is how I manage to expand from the core of Platonic solids and Archimedeans, multidimensional layers that I can repeat without limit. The materials used so far range from the simplest, such as bamboo poles to metals of the most sophisticated. Technology, lights and even sound are integrated in the same way as the tissues within my spheres.
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
FG – Sacred Geometry explains to us, in a demonstrable way, the relationship that exists in the structure of an atom to the creation of a galaxy and everything starting from geometric shapes. Thanks to Sacred Geometry we can understand how there is a connection in all creation. In my later years I am researching and creating art which could have healing effects. My work is increasingly connecting to meditative states and changes of the states consciousness. It is the moment of change on planet earth, and I will not stop participating.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? How did it inspire you?
FG – These are times of change and reform, of death and resurrection, and both I and the organizers of this festival have understood this very well. I am inspired by the way you and the festival have organized everything, including the financial aspects. I always say that to give thanks is to put the whole soul in paradise, that is why I say thanks and health to all.
LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this exhibition? How is it connected to the theme of the entire festival?
FG – Well, my message is clear and consistent with my work, with what is sacred geometry, with it we can try to change the world that today is full of contradictions. And I am not alone, there are many artists who, united in this festival, try the same thing.
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
FG – I think it is a serious, professional platform, with a lot of potential and transcendent taste in art and design.
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
FG – I found the organization very professional and well organized, there is nothing to complain about.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
FG – I always say that to give thanks is to put the whole soul in paradise, that is why I say thanks and good health to all.