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Guillermo Rigoberto Casola Marcos - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Name Guillermo Rigoberto Casola Marcos
Date 1961 —
Country Cuba

Guillermo Rigoberto Casola Marcos, born in Havana in 1961, is primarily known by his nickname, Rigo. His parents and siblings, like him, suffered from mental troubles; one of his brothers was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. But Rigo has been drawing since he was a child, and when he doesn’t give his drawings away, he throws them away. His watercolors seek to express his everyday life, the experience of a poor Cuban, part artist, part mentally ill, and who isn’t devoid of humor. Halfway between pop art and illustration, these sketches progress in their narration like a horizontal storyboard made of little assembled pieces of recycled paper. His confident graphic language owes much to his talent as a colorist.

Moreover, Rigo also likes to watch experimental films and he goes as far as filming his own videos, which he keeps until the moment he finds a computer from which to stream them. In his very short films, he often lingers on the details of his own drawings, giving them a poetic strangeness that the surrealists would not have rejected.

Even though he has been committed to psychiatric institutions twice, Rigoberto now works as a guard for the government.

Artworks
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untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2012
28.74 x 7.87 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2012
16.54 x 8.27 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2012
33.46 x 9.84 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2012
16.93 x 11.02 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2012
17.32 x 7.87 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2012
15.75 x 11.42 in
Exhibitions
misleidys castillo pedroso & rigo
fuerza cubana 2, at the gallery. From September 7 to October 6, 2018.
Exhibition view of *Fuerza Cubana 2: Misleidys & Rigo*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2018. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Exhibition view of *Fuerza Cubana 2: Misleidys & Rigo*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2018. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Press review
misleidys castillo pedroso & rigo
La Rédaction, Wall Street International. September 24, 2018.
Collections
Carmen and Daniel Klein collection
Switzerland
Antoine Frérot collection
France
Amr Shaker collection
Switzerland
Guillermo Rigoberto Casola Marcos

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