Cássio Markowski (b. 1972) is a Brazilian visual artist whose practice has been characterised by a constant negotiation between different means of expression such as drawing, installation, video, printmaking and painting. With, autobiographical and fictional narratives where his own ethnic and cultural hybridism has emerged as an implicit issue, he composes conceptual images that explore the oniric of visual language and the relationships between human beings and nature . His works create a poetics whose theme revolves around memory, identity and childhood. With a degree in Visual Arts from the Arts Centre of the University of Santa Catarina State (Brazil), he has also completed the master’s degrees in Research and Creation, and Performing Arts and Sciences at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). After having also lived and worked in Poland, he is currently based in Almada, Portugal.
Influenced from early on by fantasy literature, I usually work with images that are taken from books on botany, family photos, natural history, assorted handbooks, and old magazines. When artistically reinterpreting these images, I try to create my own fable. In this new territory, these images are recoded and pass to a space where a particular emotional memory appears as a common thread.