I've spent the last year travelling on mainland Europe. I closed my Edinburgh studio last July, and took a break from my studio practice and from full-time painting. My aim was to spend time experimenting, to add new media to my practice. I've spent a great deal of time working in Spain (with arts organisation Joya: arte + ecología), and in Italy (where I've been working on my Florence in Flood project). I've introduced film and photography into my practice, new tools to sit alongside my brushes that will now go on to inform and support my painted practice now.
Before returning to Scotland, I spent time in Bilbao, working on a side project with a design emphasis: A LA LUZ. Since returning I've exhibited in The Scottish Gallery (an exhibition entitled 'Tonight Rain, Tomorrow Mud' which I created before leaving my Edinburgh studio last year); in Tatha Gallery (in their summer show); and I'm currently speaking with galleries about exciting future 2016/2017 dates in Edinburgh, London and Florence. I'll explain more soon!
And so to start off this new phase of work, I've rebuilt this website, and created a photography website too. Check out davidcass.photography too.
Now I'm back working in Scotland, between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. I've re-opened my Stow studio, and I'm taking studio visits again. If you'd like to come and see what I'm making, you can book your visit by emailing me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I've also taken a set of paintings out of storage (older works, un-exhibited works, and studies) and so I've got a selection of pieces for sale again (email if you'd like to know more).
I'm excited to throw myself back into painting - I've refreshed my approach. I believe it's vital for visual artists to take time away from intensive studio work, to explore new mediums, new concepts. I've learned new skills and introduced new topics into my work that I hope will make for richer series' of works...