B 1988 Edinburgh · ECA 2010
From Istanbul Museum of Modern Art and Rome National Museum, to Mansion House and the Royal Academy in London, David Cass 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 mostly antique materials. He recently received Winsor & Newton’s top award at the Royal Watercolour Society (where he is now an associate) in London for his original projects in the watercolour medium.
Cass has shown regularly in The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh (where he is currently based). He has just completed his fourth solo exhibition with the gallery since graduating in 2010 from Edinburgh College of Art.
Upon graduation Cass received a Royal Scottish Academy scholarship to Florence, Italy. 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 many collections.
Exhibition, project, event and award details can be found by exploring the above menu. In 2016 and 2017 Cass 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. The painting opposite is from Cass' ongoing Venice series: a fragment of polluted lagoon surface.