About: Giorgio Casu
Italian Born, Giorgio Casu, or Jorghe as he signs his works, is a contemporary artist working between New York City, Tulum in Mexico and Sardina in Italy. He has been creating paintings, designs, large murals, events and performances all around the world.
After working in a psychiatric center and with children as a professional educator, art teacher, and art therapist, and after founding a Comics Association “Chine Vaganti” in Italy, he began focusing on his art career in 2002. He embarked on a 15-year journey, throughout the UK, Australia, South-East Asia, Central America and USA from which he drew inspiration for most of his works.
Giorgio’s paintings, for which he is best known, have been shown in major events and galleries including the White House in Washington, where he presented his portrait of the president Obama in May 2010.
His multimedia art project Thrive, engaging international artists and performers through painting, photography, body painting, installations, music, theatre, modern dance, hair design and fashion was displayed in New York City, Art Basel Miami, Blues and Roots festival in Byron Bay, Australia. Giorgio collaborated with a Tiffany & Co photographer, Layla Love. The 4-month long exhibition was presented by the president of the prestigious National Art Club of New York Katherine Johnson and accompanied with a limited edition book, for which Anthony Haden Guest, important art critic for the New York Times and the New Yorker, wrote the introduction. The book -Lucid Dreaming- was later presented at the AIPAD photography show in New York City, organized by MoMa and presented by Eric Frank London Gallery . His collection of painted urban photography with Michele Palazzo was exhibit at Borghi Gallery along best name of the street art Banksy, Shepard Fairey, but also Andy Warhol, Basquiat.
Together with his jewelry design, his art has been commissioned for limited editions and created a collection of silk scarves , electric guitars, hand made ceramics, vinyl covers of international music bands.
He has been featured in numerous events and publications including collaborations with: AIPAD with MOMA, White House Washington DC, Architectural Digest Design, Corcoran Group NYC, National Woman Organization, Brussels Airlines, Wall Street International, Poltrona Frau NY , Baron NYC, Save the Children, NoLongerEmpty NY, Grana Padano, Sheik’n’Beik NY, America Oggi, La Voce NY Bella Abzug Organization, ZeroTribe NY , Up and Down NY, Hueb jewerly NY, Qart Los Angeles, Wook&Lattuada Gallery NY , La Mama Gallery NY, Jadite Galleries NY , Vanity Fair, Borghi Galleries, Broome Gallery Ny, Clio Art Ny, Townley Gallery, Tumbleweeds Art, Miami Art Basel, Scope Miami, Italian Cultural Institute of Ny, International IMAF fest, Amazon Master series , Aronis Group NY, Surrau Wine, CeraSarda ceramics, 2NYC, Tulum Art Project, ARTFUSE, Spazio522 NY, Tulum Council, Art backers Italy, Saatchi Art, Myhabits, ABGallery, Milano Art Gallery , Biennale in Milan, Bacardi.
He is the creator and art director of Non Solo Murales in his home town San Gavino Monreale in Sardinia, Italy where he curates the display and the production of large outdoor murals by and with international artists.
The prints on canvas of his work have been sold all around the world and his murals can be found in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica, Serbia, India.