From Istanbul Museum of Modern Art and Rome National Museum, to Mansion House and the Royal Academy in London, David Cass (b. 1988) has exhibited in a wide range of multidisciplinary venues and festivals. Parisian author and historian Roger Rotmann comments that "in order to comprehend the true core of Cass’ work — the tension, the voltage that runs through it — one must observe it in the flesh".

Cass creates three-dimensional wall based artworks depicting land, city and sea, using almost exclusively antique materials. He recently received Winsor & Newton’s top award for his original projects in the watercolour medium.

Upon graduation from Edinburgh College of Art's school of drawing and painting Cass received a Royal Scottish Academy scholarship to Florence, Italy (2010). This event had great influence on his practice: his current projects still make reference to the city. Furthermore, since those first weeks spent working abroad as a newly graduated artist, Cass has made travel a key component of his practice, as well as his exhibition activities. He has participated in projects worldwide, and has artworks in numerous collections.

Exhibition, project, event and award details can be found by exploring the above menu. Cass recently presented his new book Perimetri Perduti (based on the Florence flood of 1966) in The British Institute, Florence and The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. This project presents many of his working themes: discussing water-issues with reference to environmental change. Cass has shown regularly in The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh (where he is currently based). His fifth solo exhibition with The Scottish Gallery – Rising Horizon – will be in February 2019.

David Cass’ rapport with nature and matter is at once deep and yet deliberately distanced: he has established the capacity to observe from not too far away. Cass has situated himself in the ideal position to describe balance: with tact, without over-indulgence.
— Roger Rotmann · Past Director of Cultural Development · Centre Pompidou
David Cass has an innate understanding of matière; a sensitivity to material, it’s texture, tone, pigment, weight and beyond this its context, history and emotional resonance. He works with found objects and by an act of appropriation and minimal intervention he creates works of art with quiet authority. The first act in the creative process is therefore to search (long days spent in the flea markets of Brussels where printers trays and old, handwritten envelopes suggest themselves as his canvas). From the accumulation of material in his studio ideas for a seascape emerge from the grain of a wooden tray or a collection of matchboxes, placed and painted; pinned in permanent, significant order belying their ordinary journeys.
— Guy Peploe · Director of The Scottish Gallery