Cascione & Lusciov are a multidisciplinary designers, who translate their artistic work using different techniques belonging to the world of sculpture, design and goldsmith’s art. Currently they live and work in Milan, Italy.
Silvia Cascione was born in Milan, Italy in 1979, she received a BA in Sculpture from Brera Academy of Fine Arts in 2004, afterwards she studied Fashion Design at Politecnico di Milano. From 2003 to 2012 works as a fashion designer for famous Italian brands. Between 2011 and 2013 she specialized in goldsmith’s art and wax modeling obtaining different Diplomas from Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana. In 2013 she opened her personal Atelier situated in Milan, where she designs and creates sculptural jewelry.
Roman Lusciov was born in Izhevsk, Russia in 1983 and studied at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania. Subsequently he relocated to Italy and graduated from the European Institute of Design in Milan in 2006. For the last decade Roman Lusciov has successfully worked in the field of Architecture, Industrial and Interior Design, taking part in various international projects: hotels, stores, yachts, private residences, furniture and products.
From 2014 Cascione & Lusciov started to experiment with different modalities and combined their different creative expertises and techniques to reach a common language, which finds its natural declination in the works of Contemporary Art. In 2016 based on this research the first series of bronze sculptures ‘INTO THE LIGHT’ were born.
SUPERSONIC INTERCEPTOR (2017)
With this work, Cascione & Lusciov wanted to capture the essence of the supersonic speed concept, resulting in aerodynamic sculpture.
Through the process of ideation, reference points have been made using technical studies on airfoils, cross section geometries designed to support supersonic speeds. The sculptors have transposed the principles of aerodynamics in the artwork, maintaining the frontal area at a minimum thickness that could meet as little air friction as possible and consequently, the tail section is widened into a form that counters the shock waves and helps to stabilize the volume, while the tail develops into a convex form that recalls the progress of the sound waves of the Doppler effect caused by supersonic flight.
The study of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has demonstrated the presence of complex primordial ingredients that may have contributed to the creation of life. Artists Cascione & Lusciov have thus come to the knowledge of Abiogenesis, that is, the study of how organic life on Earth has had non-biological origins, and hypothetically, in other places in the universe.
The origin of primordial life forms is expressed by the artists through the use of white bronze, a color that symbolises the principle of the vital phase, while the uniqueness of cosmic activity is mirrored in the same uniqueness of the work as a bespoke piece, through the great complexity of its realisation.
The concept of birth is formally conveyed through the use of soft curves that create a succession of roundness that can be traced back to that of the Great Mother. The design of the sculpture is able to synthesize formal complexity, biomorphism and three-dimensionality that relates to the theories about the first forms of life that appeared on Earth, which, through evolution in the course of the ages, have passed from unicellular organisms to more complex multicellular organisms.
Cascione & Lusciov wanted to make a plastic interpretation of scientific theories that study the birth of life, creating works that seek to answer the questions that these theories have dragged on for centuries.