Observation, compilation, indexation, discovery, re-creation. In an oeuvre marked by silent gestures, Fernando Casás (b. 1946; Gondomar, Pontevedra, Spain) has maintained a constant relationship of curiosity vis-à-vis nature. The traces left by the passing of time, endlessly mutating entropic states and forms encountered in the depths of the tropical forest or in the lush Galician countryside, are the determining factors in a creative journey spanning more than forty years.
From Brazil, where he started his career as an artist, and Galicia, the region of his birth, this retrospective exhibition, the now is over and the before is yet to come, showcases an oeuvre born of a unique thoughtful and conceptual resolve, which can just as easily reveal itself in painting or sculpture as it can in ephemeral actions or specific interventions, such as the recently created works conceived for the galleries of the CGAC.
Exhibition October 26, 2012 - February 10, 2013. Centro Galego De Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), Ramón del Valle Inclá s/n -15704 Santiago de Compostela. Tel. : +34 981 54 66 19. Opening hours : 11pm - 8pm.
Fernando Casás: the now is over and the before is yet to come. Exhibition view. Photo: Mark Ritchie.