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Artworks created using found surfaces, sourced at flea-markets and antique fairs around Europe.
Cass is a citizen of the world, at home wherever there is water, wood & weakening memory.
L'Aiguille De Borderan (Rhône-Alpes Series) 2017Gouache on unfolded suitcase • Wood • Commissioned work
Scottish Bell (Matchbox Seascape) 2017Gouache on wood within matchbox • Sold
Surface 201713 x 17 cm • Gouache on ancient card • Contact for details
Years of Dust and Dry III 2013172 x 83 cm • Gouache on door (France c.1750) • £4000 • Sold
My found object based artworks speak of process, order, function, routine. They describe a kind of journey: essentially from nothing to something. From sparseness through to abundance, these artworks shift from being minimalist and monochromatic – with grain and surface exposed – to being complete, fully covered and heavily layered paintings. Painted upon – or constructed using – splinters of unknown homes from items and objects purchased at flea markets around Europe.I spent my first months after graduation (2010) in Brussels, at flea markets and in Brussels’ numerous antique and second hand shops. Since then I’ve aimed to push my inclusion of old wooden objects within my practice to the furthest extent possible. I’ve visited dozens of antique quarters in cities and towns in France, Italy, Germany, Spain and closer to home. I’ve hunted down Brocantes and Vide Greniers all over France, and have returned to Paris’ plethora of vintage shops dozens of times. I began this project painting upon simple planes: drawer bases, boards, table-tops. But I’ve gradually expanded the variety of items on which I paint, choosing increasingly obscure items, and items of considerable age.
Rognon du Plan 201780 x 105 cm • Gouache on drawing board • £2620 • Email to reserve
Weathered (Oil Oceans) 2011 - 201324 x 26 x 10 cm • Layered oils + metal/wooden drawers
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Atlantique III 201728 x 16 cm • Gouache on etched zinc plate • £PoA
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Split 201717.5 x 17.5 x 10 cm • Oil on board / split / displayed within wooden box • Sold
Cass is most definitely an artist worthy of investment. His artworks are gaining significant recognition, yet he remains an affordable & accessible creative talent.
Gathered Seconds I - XXIV 2010 - present8 x 3.5 cm (approx, when open) • Gouache + matchboxes
Roll Out The Ocean • Ultramarine on Belgian coach destination signage • Sold
To The Land V (Lauder Moor) + Detail126 x 52 cm • Gouache on trunk lid
Weight 2012 - 201376 x 113 cm • Gouache on travelling trunk-lid
Time Pulls, Time Pools 201227 x 32.5 cm • Gouache on military box (base)
Vanoise National Park 2017130 x 70 cm • Gouache on antique wood • Commissioned work
Two Seconds (Lauder Moor) 201336.5 x 20.5 cm • Gouache on two drawer bases
Mor Breizh IV • Gouache on envelope • £600 • Sold (framed)
So Many Endings I (gradually added to between 2011 & 2014)36 x 39 x 10 cm • Gouache on predominantly wooden objects + offcutsPart of the National Open Art Competition 2014
Selected Seascapes • 2009 – 2016
Atlantique II 201787 x 32 cm • Gouache on antique wooden key-board • £930
For sale exclusively through Alex Hammersley (Oxford) • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org