Ur Kasin
Artist

Ur Kasin (b. 1998) is a visual artist based in Bucharest, Romania. Conceptual at heart, his search intertwines complex emotions with common subjects in a conversation between disciplines, from digital collages to oil paintings and sculptures.

This diversity allows Kasin to precisely express any thought, either by limiting it to one piece, in one medium, or expanding it to a whole project that touches every aspect of his work and even more. So, regardless of duration or complexity, the creation process begins with a ‘thought or a feeling’. What follows is a type of system that builds on top of itself, layer by layer, reminding of structures used by artists like Annegret Soltau, Georges Braque, and Otto Dix.

Youthful in execution, yet thoughtful in concept, he chooses to portray intimate moments, then bury them deep beneath a surface of banal, which acts as a wall, or a mirror, in order to keep the viewer away from the truth.

Dirt, space, cells, fur, food: preposterous themes, that get even stranger when combined, get deified by Kasin, for their ‘truthfulness, and unmatched ability to hide any given emotion or secret’. Yet, that moment still resonates throughout the composition, regardless of the distance between itself and the surface. Rendered using deliberate brushstrokes mixed with loose palette knife movements, this dynamic diversity shapes the foundation upon which his unique visual language is born.

Ur Kasin
Artist

Ur Kasin (b. 1998) is a visual artist based in Bucharest, Romania. Conceptual at heart, his search intertwines complex emotions with common subjects in a conversation between disciplines, from digital collages to oil paintings and sculptures.

This diversity allows Kasin to precisely express any thought, either by limiting it to one piece, in one medium, or expanding it to a whole project that touches every aspect of his work and even more. So, regardless of duration or complexity, the creation process begins with a ‘thought or a feeling’. What follows is a type of system that builds on top of itself, layer by layer, reminding of structures used by artists like Annegret Soltau, Georges Braque, and Otto Dix.

Youthful in execution, yet thoughtful in concept, he chooses to portray intimate moments, then bury them deep beneath a surface of banal, which acts as a wall, or a mirror, in order to keep the viewer away from the truth.

Dirt, space, cells, fur, food: preposterous themes, that get even stranger when combined, get deified by Kasin, for their ‘truthfulness, and unmatched ability to hide any given emotion or secret’. Yet, that moment still resonates throughout the composition, regardless of the distance between itself and the surface. Rendered using deliberate brushstrokes mixed with loose palette knife movements, this dynamic diversity shapes the foundation upon which his unique visual language is born.

  • A Model
    Feb 9 – Sep 8, 2024
    Mudam
    Luxembourg
    We all have ideas of what a contemporary art museum should be. Those who founded Mudam Luxembourg, for example, envisioned a museum that would encompass many aspects of contemporary culture, such as art, design and architecture. While one believes the museum to be a place for the presentation of modern art, others view it as a showcase for Luxembourgish creation. And some see Mudam as a space for collectivity, for openness, for events and an experimental approach. (more…)
  • Martin Boyce: Before Behind Between Above Below
    Mar 2 – Jun 9, 2024
    Fruitmarket
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    This Spring sees a new exhibition in all of the Fruitmarket’s spaces from Glasgow-based artist Martin Boyce. Boyce, reworks and references the textures and forms of the built environment. Using the iconography of the everyday alongside the formal and conceptual histories of modern architecture and design, his sculptures often form poetic landscapes which merge interior and exterior spaces. In an extended act of homage and deconstruction Boyce has most notably referenced Jan and Joël Martel’s concrete trees of 1925. (more…)