Casu’s work engages with issues related to behaviour, the way we think, and how we move through the (in)visible structures within society. Employing diverse aesthetic strategies and mediums – including painting, objects, interventions – his works function as a metaphor, appointing concealed sociological and psychological aspects.
Born in The Netherlands with Italian roots, he lives and works in Belgium / The Netherlands. His agency and creative background are rooted in graffiti culture and he got directly inspired being part of a larger psychological project that focusses on the recovery and the reflective practice of prisoners with long term sentences after extreme hard acts of violence.
His current project involves the deconstruction of his graffiti practice, which results into the separation of three components, [ visual – paint – surface ]. Each individual component is reinterpreted in order to visualize underlying motives and hidden aspects of one’s personality, that often unconsciously influences the way we think, act and behave on a daily basis.
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RESIDUE in progress
spray paint residue, charcoal on canvas
200 x 120 cm / 200 x 360 cm
spray paint in chemical solution
50 x 100 cm
100 x 200 cm
primal instincts / greed / belief / compassion
steel, glass, coins, knife, organs, limbs
35 x 180 cm