Recently elected an associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society, David Cass is difficult to pigeon-hole as he works across such a wide variety of media. He has held three painting-based solo exhibitions with us since his graduation in 2010. At the age of just twenty-two, Cass constructed his inaugural show - 'Unearthed' - a great success in 2011. Followed by the more conceptual Years of Dust and Dry in 2013, and most recently an exhibition describing Florence's Great Flood of 1966: Tonight Rain, Tomorrow Mud (2015).

Cass has taken a series of research trips to mainland Europe over the last few months, preparing newly painted works and collaborating with environmentally focused arts organisations. One recent project of note is his work inspired by the devastating floods that swept Florence in 1966. In his own words:

"Inspired by photographic documentation - from press, postcards, residents' photographs - and from imagination, I've painted scenes with antique paints, on antique papers, card & wood. I began creating these artworks in late in 2013: forty-seven years after the flood which claimed over a hundred lives in and around the city and destroyed hundreds of thousands of works of art and precious documents. I first visited Florence in late 2010, on a Royal Scottish Academy scholarship. I've returned several times since 2010, and my artistic response to the city has gradually developed."

Cass is currently working with the British Institute and plans to exhibit a site-specific, multidisciplinary solo-exhibition mirroring the chronology of the Florence flood in Palazzo Lanfredini in Florence later this year, to mark the 50th anniversary of the catastrophe. He is also exhibiting new multimedia works in MoMA Istanbul, and MAXXI, Rome (Museo Nazionale Delle Arti del XXI Secolo) throughout 2016.

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Years of Dust and Dry: An Exhibition by David Cass (June 2013 Exhibition Catalogue)