The artist

NASEVO is the name of an artist; or rather, the half concealed artistic alias of Ernesto Ventós, who is by profession a renowned creator of essences and, by passion, a private collector: deaf since childhood, instead of simply looking at artworks he smells them as he looks. As we turn these pieces, we move from sight to smell and through smell to the dialectic of sensory reason by way of the art object. What we have here are artistic objects that are at the same time linguistic objects: an archetype, the nose; a semantics, the colour/smell; and a container, the styles and forms of art. Uniquely, NASEVO brings down to earth the distilled works of Ventós's knowledge with the spirit of the alchemist and the magician.