Cássio Vasconcellos

This series of photographs is inspired by the engravings and landscape paintings of the traveling artists of the early 19th century. Through these works, the artist aims to recreate the emotions felt by these pioneering travellers as they encountered new and different landscapes than they were used to seeing. Created two centuries later and translated through the lens of photography, it is as if the artist has tried to go back in time to experience the sensation of discovering these sublime places.

Waves on the beach of Patina Maldives

About the

Cássio has been a photographer since 1981 and has had his images exhibited over 200 times in twenty countries.

Some of his recent exhibitions are “Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo”, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, curatorship by Vanessa Davidson and Cauê Alves (2017); “Collectives”, Today Art Museum (TAM), Beijing (2013).

The Brazilian photographer has six books published: Brasil Visto do Céu (Editora Brasileira, 2017), Aeroporto (2015), Aéreas do Brasil (BEI, 2014) Panorâmicas (DBA, 2012), Aéreas (Terra Virgem, 2010) and Noturnos São Paulo (2002).

Cássio’s photographs are in Brazil’s main private collections as well in museums such as the MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil), and abroad in the Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris, France) and the Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH, Houston, US).

Art @ Patina

Art has the power to seduce, provoke, soothe and inspire. It moves us, makes us question what we know, and repositions our relationship with the world. Throughout the island, art is given a voice.

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands is where art, nature, space and community harmoniously coexist and interact to create fruitful, long-lasting relationships. The many textures, forms, attitudes and experiences of our collection live together as an expression of the continuous cadence of life.

Walks on the beach at Patina Maldives

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Patina Maldives is a devotion to dimensionality and a new expression of island life.

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