Fernando Mastrangelo’s use of natural materials as cultural metaphors continues in his latest series, THE CAPITAL COLLECTION. Individually titled Aurora, Marina, and Sahara, the diverse trio of mirrors are unified in their use of hand-dyed sand as their primary design material. Referencing Dubai as an architectural oasis that has emerged from a sand-covered landscape, the collection weaves a geographic narrative within its commanding visual appeal.
Through a layering of hand-dyed sand, the mirrors consist of gradient tones and textures suggesting Patagonian glaciers breaking over water. The granules are stratified with nuance and delicacy, coming together in a piece that is both ornamental and functional.
Fernando Mastrangelo's MAGMA series continues his artistic conversation with climate change. The collection draws inspiration from the destruction of lava and volcanic matter. The melting of our planet is a danger we cannot turn away from; but from that concentration can come a touch of unnerving beauty.
Flood references the rising sea levels across the globe, which are drastically changing the physical landscape of the planet. Although this mirror is crafted to achieve harmonious beauty, the piece retains a slightly ominous quality to it. Flood is composed of sand, urethane, and mirror. The hand-dyed urethane is poured onto the mirror to give the piece a translucency where the blue urethane meets the carved sand formations.
Mastrangelo's signature sculpting techniques are re-imagined through unique bespoke works. Forever challenging his artistic expression and welcoming interpretation, Mastrangelo crafts singular, one-of-a-kind pieces.