Giacomo Santiago Rogado
Swiss, born 1979
Giacomo Santiago Rogado «Growing together through emotions over time»,
Galerie Mark Müller
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art at Art Rotterdam 2016,
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art

Working in the tradition of Op Art, Giacomo Santiago Rogado paints boldly geometric compositions meant to hold complex visual illusions. Although technically immaculate and hard-edged, Rogado’s paintings of triangles, grids, and bars play out dynamic rhythms before the viewer, often yielding illusions of depth and dissolution upon prolonged observation. “It’s a matter of delaying the first glance as long as possible,” Rogado says, “delaying the first glance so long that it is more than just a glance, [that] it becomes a contemplation, a conception, or even a state.”