The work of Giacomo Santiago Rogado (Lucerne, Switzerland, 1979) explores the possibilities of the image and perception through painting. Recalling several chapters of the history of 20th-century art, ranging from geometrical abstraction and Op-art to the figurative tradition associated with surrealism, Rogado creates scenes in which the contrast of languages generates an interruption of meaning or an ellipsis.
Using gradations and an extensive combination of colours together with excellent technical skill, Rogado creates canvases transporting the viewer to a universe where space acquires a life of its own.
Of Italian and Spanish origin, Giacomo Santiago Rogado works in Switzerland, where he graduated from the Lucerne School of Art and Design with honours in 2005. Since then he has exhibited in museums and various international art fairs. Among his most significant exhibitions are those at the Lucerne Museum of Art, the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen and the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau. He has received the Manor Art Prize of Central Switzerland and the Swiss Art Award. He currently lectures at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD, Haute École d'Art et de Design de Genève).