LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Roman Casus was born in 1987. He lives and works in Moscow. In 2018–19, he studied at the School of Contemporary Art "Free Workshops" in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. In 2018 he received an American Art Award in the category "Political commentary". He completed artist residence Open Studios in Moscow through the Winzavod Art Center (2020).
Roman was a web designer for many years prior to 2017 when he started painting. His subject matter is to reconsider the experience of creating commercial digital images from separate fragments. Unlike the traditional painters, he doesn't use studios set ups. All images taken from the digital environment: social media, broadcast services, newsfeed. These frozen images contain defects, somеtimes their resolution is low, so he has to figure out what is hidden there while creating painting. Characters and objects bear the imprint of reality. But the truncation of shapes, color distortion, and deformation make it almost impossible to interpret what is happening.
His works were featured in several shows: ‘Actual Russia: the art of memory’, Zaryadye Media Center (March 2020); ‘OFF’, CTI Fabrika (November 2019); ‘Dysmorphophobia, or the war within you’, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, ММОМА (July 2019); ‘I will find you’ Tula Regional Art Museum (March 2019); ‘Coordinates’ CTI Fabrika (November 2018); ‘War with Sense’ Dordor Gallery (December 2018)
WHO I AM
My stories based on the digital space. Painting allows me to bring these digital phantoms to life.
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