Marco Aurélio Casal de Rey was born in 1961, in São Paulo, Brazil, where he lives and works. His forms of expression are drawing and painting, which have his brushstrokes of unique movement, the signature of his line. In 2010, he developed the series "Ar Livre", bringing Nature as its main focus, an invitation for the viewer to reflect on his feelings and secrets. Moving landscapes, the visual sensation that creates and induces us, like a breath of wind. The contemporaneity of the Nature theme resurfaces challenging, as an alert to the preservation and threatened beauty, as part of a vegetal turn.
The lightness and movement of the brushstroke refers to sensations, emotions and memories of well-being. And that is what he focuses on: the human being's current quest to be at ease with life.
Drawings, doodles, sketches, visuals transcribed on paper, his archival photographs become a source of research for his spilled and elongated gaze on everything.
In 2011, he perform a solo exhibition "Ar libre", in Barcelona (Spain)
In 2012, "Ar livre" at Galeria Arte Aplicada, in São Paulo (Brazil)
In 2018 "Movi ment" at Galeria Arte Aplicada in São Paulo (Brazil)
Participated in exhibitions in Florence and Venice (Italy); Geneva (Switzerland); Tokyo,(Japan); Beijing and Changai (China); Miami (USA); Barcelona, Navarra and Marbella (Spain); Irun (Basque Country); Ghemt (Belgium); Innsbruck (Autria).
Awarded at the VIII Florence Biennale. Between 2010 and 2012, he participated in the French ;Art in Capital, Beaux Arts and Autumn Salons, in Paris (France).
Graduated in Visual Communication and Industrial Design from the Faculty of Plastic Arts of Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, FAAP (1979-83). Studied with Regina Silveira, Ricardo Ohtake and Herbert Duschenes. He studied at Universitario with Carlos Fajardo and Luis Baravelli. He studied with the restorer and painter Nely Toledo, Germana de Angelis and Lenita Gomes de Mattos.