Casca, is a self-taught artist born in 1976 in Alverca, Lisbon. He is one of the few Angolan Luso artists in the world of contemporary Angolan national art. The exhibition ROOTS showed his acrylic paintings with his colourful avatar identities of modern society from the serie “Survive”.
“I believe that art is able to liberate the human being from individual thoughts, allowing the exchange and union of cultures, perpetuating the thoughts of humanity, adding knowledge, moral, ethical and human values.”
Born from an artist family in Lisbon, Casca picked up drawing and painting from a young age, but only started exhibiting as a professional artist in 2016. In his formative years he moved and settled down in Angola where, he studied amongst others for many year the Chokwe people in South Angola. Casca’s work is deeply influenced by ancient Angolan culture, which he places in a unique contemporary setting in a mixture of sculptures and paintings and drawings.
His latest study concern a series of observed characters that populate our contemporary society, brought back to memory by single phrases on each page of a novel, functioning as sketchbook. In his own unique colourful style, he combines drawing and painting on canvas, creating distorted abstract faces, combining ancient patterns and symbolism in a comic style with influences of street art and pop art.
Since Casca started exhibiting in 2016 in Angola, he has been in various exhibitions in Angola, The Netherlands and the UK (London, Birmingham and the Peternorough museum).
EVIAVYO- Chiquitos Coffee and Art, Benguela- Angola
It’s the culture exhibition (The Crib-custard factory), Digbeth, Birmingham
We’re still at daycare 333 (Adonis Fortunato Art Gallery), Luanda Angola
Comtemporary exhibition Peterborough Museum
Art Gallery, Peterborough, UK
United by Painting– Mathews yard Gallery, London, UK
NATIONAL JAANGO (SHE ART GALLERY), Luanda, Angola
Presence is key (Adonis Fortunato Art Gallery), Luanda, Angola
Kaluandando.com/ Portuguese Cultural Center at the Portuguese Embassy in Luanda), Luanda, Angola
Kaluandando.com/ Soap Factory, Luanda, Angola
Etimba fest, Benguela-Angola
Rock on the Catumbela River, Benguela Angola