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Giacomo Santiago Rogado. Out of sight

11. May – 01. December 2024

Giacomo Santiago Rogado is a Swiss artist of Italian-Spanish descent who unites in his works a wide variety of painterly traditions while making use of new tools, techniques and materials to probe in-depth the possibilities, limits and conditions of contemporary painting. In his nearly twenty years as a painter, Rogado has produced an extensive body of work that has never before been presented in a survey exhibition. He is furthermore the first artist to be featured simultaneously at both the Thunerhof and Thun-Panorama. Across an area of over 1000 square metres, Rogado will respond directly to the specific challenges of each exhibition venue. At the Thun-Panorama, he will display primarily figurative works, following in the footsteps of the panorama’s painter, Marquard Wocher, by using illusionistic effects and a realistic style based on photography. Accompanying the two-dimensional works will be monumental installations that invite viewers to immerse themselves in the pictorial space, creating a direct link to the historical panorama.