In his recent practice, Rodrigo Cass connects his interests in philosophy and art history to his own spirituality. His works hold a sculptural quality in which concrete is the synthesis of his artistic mindset: a spiritual element, living and breathing. For the artist, breathing is at the bottom of all experience. "All that lives, breathes. And breathing is the action of the spirit". Cass seeks to promote moments of quiet and pause with empty areas, clarified by the use of color.Read More
His solo shows include: Espiritual-Vivente-Respira, Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel (São Paulo, 2018), Até o Concreto, Galpão Fortes Vilaça (São Paulo, 2016); Espaço Liberto, Galerie MDM (Paris, 2015); 5#5: Rodrigo Cass, Meyer Riegger (Karlsruhe, Germany, 2015), Material Manifesto, Galpão Fortes Vilaça (São Paulo, 2014); Programa de Exposições do Centro Cultural São Paulo (São Paulo, 2013). Among his group shows, stand-outs are: Building Material: Process and Form in Brazilian Art, Hauser&Wirth (Los Angeles, 2017); 10a Bienal do Mercosul (Porto Alegre, 2015); Imagine Brazil - travelling show that has passed by Astrup Fearnley Museet (Oslo, 2013), Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon (Lyon, 2014), Instituto Tomie Ohtake (São Paulo, 2015), and DHC/ART (Montreal, 2015); Bolsa Pampulha, Museu de Arte da Pampulha (Belo Horizonte, 2011).
Text courtesy Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel.
Members of The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) joined forces for The Art Show at the end of February (27 February–1 March 2020). The 2020 iteration saw more than half of its presentations dedicated to a single artist and 19 exhibitions focused on female artists, in addition to vibrant thematic and group surveys.