24. July to 29 August 2021
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
1:00 to 6:00 pm
Acrylic and oil paintings, sculptures
I work with various painting materials, mainly with oil and acrylic paints on wood, canvases or cardboard. My pictures are mostly allusions to social and world political issues with hidden humor. The pictures always have to be looked at in depth in order to fathom the various hidden ideas.
Born in Wohlen in 1957, married, 2 children
School in Wohlen
Apprenticeship as civil engineering and surveying draftsman
Higher technical school in Muttenz
New art school in Zurich
Since 1972 turn to surrealism
Claudio Cassano, was born in 1968 and lives and works in Brugg.
He has been processing various types of metal into artistic objects since 1988. It is precisely with the combination of warm light and cold metal that he creates, in spite of the ostensible opposites, imaginative, harmonious light and luminous sculptures. This creates atmospheric works that fascinate the viewer again and again.
Claudio Cassano is a metal worker, carpenter, designer, artist. For him the transition is seamless, everything comes under the concept of art. He has an open eye for extraordinary craftsmanship, collects old blacksmithing and complements found elements with his own creations made of metal.
Window heads, which he unscrews from old shutters and reuses in his sculptures as originals or as processed casts made of various materials, are guardian angels for the artist; but through the staging of the artist they show the artist's humor and often refer to the nature of the people with a twinkle in their eye.
Claudio Cassano lives his passion; he is always enthusiastic about exciting projects and live performances. He is also co-founder of the Artbar culture festival, which took place in Brugg for 10 years, the Kunststanzerei Baden exhibition, which was organized for the second time in 2014, and co-initiator of the scrap yard festival that takes place every two years in Brugg on the Bingisser site. After an exhibition in Saas Fee in Valais, he took over the Ka Art gallery in 2011, which he ran with his partner, Regula Zimmerli, until the end of 2014. The decision was made and they celebrated the opening of the IMMAGINAZIONE gallery last October, as the move from his studio to the new rooms at Aarauerstrasse 96a in Brugg offered the opportunity to run a gallery. In addition to various art exhibitions, the gallery has become a popular aperitif meeting point every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. under the motto “Encounters, Art and Being”.