Cássio Markowski / CM11 (b. 1972) is a Brazilian visual artist whose practice has been characterised by a constant negotiation between different means of expression, where his own ethnic and cultural hybridism has emerged as an implicit issue. Working with analogical and digital techniques, his narratives, autobiographical and fictional alike, unfold through drawings and objects meant to spark associations. He composes conceptual images that explore the poetry of visual language, creating a poetics in which the oneiric relationship between human being, fauna and flora predominates. 


The appropriation of images is the starting point for a discourse that is multidisciplinar, whose intention is to create a flow between that which is personal to me and that which is global, between the present and the past. Influenced from early on by literature and music, I usually work with images that are taken from books on botany, natural history, assorted handbooks, comic books, the internet, advertisements, newspapers, magazines, and family photos. By combining them, these images begin to exist in a new context, a territory imbued with a certain theatricality where an emotional and personal memory emerges as a common thread.

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