Series II

Oil on Metal, Waste-Plastic & Glass

2017—Ongoing


10% 2019
Oil on drawer base · 24.5 x 23.5 cm (framed) · Available

As David Cass’s practice has developed, so too has the imagery through which he presents his ongoing study of water. As his painted bodies of water have filled and risen, thicker marks and more permanent paints have become flooding and over-spilling. From imagination – or exaggeration – in the case of his Overpaintings, to documentary in the case of his Almería, Florence, Venice and Paris flood works. This ongoing series – titled Rising Horizon – zooms out to explore the universal topic of sea rise.

Stacks or, Portholes 2017–2019
Oil on stacked objects · Assorted sizes · Sold

54% 2018
Oil on projecting double-sided sign · 33 x 55 cm · Available

37% 2018
Oil on artist’s box · 25 x 12 cm (framed) · Sold

Bellingshausen 2019
Oil on tin · Sold

Timor 2019
Oil on tin · Available

87% 2019
Oil on tin · 7.5 x 5.5 cm (framed) · Sold

30% 2018
Oil on sign · 60 x 30 cm · Available

33% 2017
Oil on hydrating magnesium tin · 6 x 4 cm (framed) · Email for info

18% 2017
Oil on fire station sign · 50 x 65 cm (framed) · Sold

89% 2019
Oil on tin · Sold

Our planet’s systems are being pushed beyond their limits: the health of its water, air and soils under siege. From deforestation and soil erosion, to pollution of rivers, oceans and the air we breathe, our planetary health is waning badly.

Sea rise is a very real threat to millions, yet in his beautiful and inspired repurposing and reuse of materials David Cass illuminates an alternative future. A future where the products we consume have lives beyond landfill sites. A future where resources are part of a circular economy, one that recognizes their value and the true cost of their waste.

The horizon is rising. Just how far is now down to us.

Professor David Reay: Chair in Carbon Management, Edinburgh University

Slides 2017–2018
Oil on 35mm film slide glass + frames · Sold

19% 2018
Oil on motor oil sign · 45 x 38 cm · Available

60% 2019
Oil on tin · Available

52% 2019
Oil on tin (framed) · Available

49% or, Polypropylene 2018–2019
Oil on re-formed plastic waste (approx 1500 yogurt pots) · 112.5 x 104.5 cm · Available

 

33% 2019
Oil on curved advertisement · 58.5 x 39 cm · Sold

Azov 2019
Oil on tin · Sold

Kara 2019
Oil on tin · Sold

59% 2019
Oil on miscellaneous box · 30 x 40.5 x 8 cm · Available

25% 2018
Oil on sign · 63 x 96 cm · Available

47% 2018–2019
Oil on sign · 123 x 88cm (framed) · Available

The notion of a rising horizon is both evocative and timely. Sea levels are rising. This new global phenomenon needs our attention. Cass’s series of paintings creatively pose the topic from dozens of diverse perspectives, upon a variety of supports. Despite appearing to be playful in form, these paintings act as a kind of miniature icepick to the brain, raising awareness.

John Englander: oceanographer & author

42% 2017–2019
Oil & varnishes on (copper) boiler · 79 x 70 x 30 cm · Currently unavailable
Email for availability

48% 2018
Oil on street sign · 109.5 x 65 cm (detail) · Available

Trays (each named after a strait)
2018–2019 · Oil on galley trays · Each 34 x 23 cm · Several available

40% 2017–2018
Oil on motor oil sign · 80 x 120 cm (framed) · Available

43% 2018
Oil on tin · 3.5 x 8 cm (framed) · Available

Boundary (from the ancient Greek — horizon / hóros)
2019 · Oil on folded sign · 25 x 25 cm · Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019
Sold

70% 2018
Oil on re-formed plastic waste (plastic bottles / carrier bags) · 112 x 108 cm · Sold

35% 2018
Oil road sign · 96 x 25 cm · Available