Intuition 36 2019
- About the artistGiacomo Santiago Rogado studied at the Lucerne School of Art and Design from 2002 to 2005. In 2007 he received the Swiss Federal Prize for Art and in 2009 the Manor Art Prize of Central Switzerland. In 2013, he was awarded the recognition prize of the city of Lucerne.
Giacomo Santiago Rogado's work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, including the Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau, the Kunsthaus Baselland, the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen and the Kunstmuseum Luzern.
Patience and composure are essential features of Rogado's multifaceted pictorial worlds. Whether it is the pensive gaze of the portrayed figures, the visually vibrant surfaces of the abstract pictorial findings or the infinite cloudscapes here and there - Rogado plays a subtle game with different pictorial traditions. From romantic ideas of surrealistic dream images to the constructive form language of the fifties and its outgrowth in Op Art, Giacomo Santiago Rogado makes use of the most diverse styles. This is not, however, in the sense of quoting, but rather in the sense of exploring the possibilities of painting itself. In the tradition of the genre, Rogado's works can be understood as windows to another world, which, however, far from laying any claim to truth, is exclusively the work of our imagination. Similar to our imaginations, seemingly different things meet. Figuration and abstraction lead a symbiotic coexistence in Rogado's paintings.
By combining and bringing together the most diverse worlds of form and image, Giacomo Santiago Rogado creates a very personal artistic cosmos in which he seems to have set himself the goal of experiencing the properties and functions of the image through painting.
2020 Chameleon, Helvetia Art Foyer, Basel (CH)
2019 Desire Path, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn (CH)
2019 Depth of Field, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main (D)
2018 Out of Nowhere, School of Observation, Berlin
2017 Growing together through emotions over time, Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich (CH)
2016 Coalescence, Acme Studios, London (UK)
2015 299 792 458, with Gabriele Garavaglia, CAR DRDE, Bologna (IT)
2015 Intervention, Culture Church Erlenbach, Zurich (CH)
2015 Center of mass, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main (D).
2015 Giacomo Santiago Rogado, Culture Church Erlenbach, Zurich (CH)
2014 Albrecht Schnider - Giacomo Santiago Rogado, Helmhaus Zurich (CH)
2013 The Confluence, Luis Campaña Gallery, Berlin (D)
2013 Focal Point, Museum Bellpark, Kriens (CH)
2012 Devoted To The Moment, Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich (CH)
2012 Tangential Thoughts, Gallery Luis Campaña, Berlin (D)
2011 sentinel, Justmad, Madrid (E)
2010 contiguity, Tatiana Kourochkina Galleria d'Art, Barcelona (E) (catalogue)
2010 praesens et tangere, Gallery Mark Müller, Zurich (CH)
2010 I'll wait. Solo Project Arco Madrid (E), cur. by Susanne Neubauer (catalogue)
2009 first second patience, Museum of Art Lucerne (CH), cur. by Susanne Neubauer & Katja Lenz (catalogue)
2008 Weiss & Prosa, o. T. Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Lucerne (CH) (catalogue)
2008 Eternal Occident, Gallery Mark Müller, Zurich (CH) (Catalogue)
2006 Sleep, Gallery Mark Müller, Zurich (CH) (Catalogue)