Francisco Casas (1952–)
Casas was born in Alcoy, Spain in 1952 and also started his artistic career there at the Fine Arts School. He is a vocational artist and from a very early age felt a need to paint. He centers his work on still lifes, his favorite subject, in which he masterly captures the whole range of tones and light, with a hyper-realist result. Casas understands hyper-realism with a great simplicity and the quality of his work is just fantastic. His participation in well-known exhibitions gives him a good standing and we can highlight the following:
- “Sala Sánchez”, 1983 - Sevilla (Spain)
- El Corte Inglés Gallery – Valencia (Spain)
- UNESCO Exposition room – Alicante (Spain)
- Masters Art Gallery – Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
- Gallery Kenuls – Oxford (U.K.)
- Ronen Art – Amterdam (Holland)
His works can be found in national and international art galleries and in private collections. A great majority of those who love art often prefer to experience the pleasure of perfect, serene and undisturbed observation of a work of art in the privacy of their own home with their own thoughts, together with the no less intense aesthetic experience of the strength, force of energy and emotional impact that the direct contemplation of a work gives.
Whether they are lovers of the Fine Arts or not, observers become involved in a startling experience that makes their intellect and feelings come alive, extending beyond their own identity. No one escapes from the aesthetic intensity, the emotional impact and sense of disturbance and, finally, the spiritual consolation that contemplating Art brings.
We invite you to participate in the adventure, the shared experience, and the emotional involvement created by contemplating the works of Casas, without a doubt one of the greatest contemporary hyper-realist artists. He is a painter who is full of talent and intuition and who offers us the opportunity to share an intimate and very personal experience. Casas is a mature artist with a tranquil, self-confident artistic language whose very simplicity is rich. His pictorial maturity can be perceived in the perfection of the brushstrokes, his respectful way of treating forms and the masterful distribution of color.
Casas shows his perfected knowledge and domination of drawing techniques, as the underlying structure, the foundation and basis of his work. He also controls the effects of color and light. He knows the secret of how to reproduce with brushes the effect of brilliant and transparent glass, of ceramics, and common, humble earthenware vessels, all of which this great artist is capable of magnifying and making noble, reflecting them as the loyal companions of mankind they have been since ancient times. He loves still-lifes and specializes in them. Casas is a painter of intimacy and he offers us his art in the simple forms of flowers, vessels, bottles, fruits.