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Samuel Casal was born in 1974 and lives in Florianópolis, in southern Brazil. He has been working as a graphic artist since 1990 and has illustrated books and magazines distributed worldwide. Casal has shown his work in individual exhibitions and has participated in collectives in Brazil and abroad. He has won several awards such as the HQMIX for best Brazilian illustrator for three years; a Jabuti, the highest prize in Brazilian literature; and also an Honorable Mention at the 2013 Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial. Casal created exclusive commissioned pieces for brands such as Nike and Rede Globo.

Casal started his work in digital art in 1993 as an editorial illustrator, at the time, computers were just starting to be used as a drawing tool in Brazil. Since then, the artist has created his art in the same vector drawing software, with a mouse, wired directly to the computer, without sketches or previous projects, thus exploring the software's more limited characteristics to create hybrid compositions of synthetic elements and textures, but with a signature style created by his own gestural movements.

Building his own style for many years, drawing only in the digital environment, the artist reached aesthetic similarities with ancestral engraving techniques, and taking a reverse path, he also moved to experimenting with primitive analog techniques such as woodcut. Today, the artist is dedicated to these two worlds, technological and primitive, mixing both and taking his experiments from one to the other, between wood matrices, vectors, ceramics and pixels.

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Exhibitions
2002 - Coletiva - “ConSequencias” – Historieta Brasileña (Madrid/España)
2004 - Coletiva - II Encontro Internacional de Historietas (LaPaz/Bolívia)
2004 - Individual - Gravuras em Linóleo “Espécies Em Tintas” (Museu do Trabalho/POA)
2005 - Coletiva - “3 Formas de Traços – Casal – Paiva - Mutarelli” - V FIHQ-PE (Recife/PE)
2005 - Coletiva - “Ilustrando em Revista” (FAAP/Editora Abril)
2005 - Coletiva - “Viñetas com Altura” (Casa de Cultura/La Paz Bolívia)
2006 - Colectiva - “O Que é Brasil” (Mundo dos Quadrinhos/2005/Senac SP)
2006 - Coletiva - “Football Heroes” (EUROPA)
2007 - Coletiva - Freaky People (St.Petersburgo/Moscou/2006/Rússia)
2007 - Coletiva - Oderzo Inquieta “POE” (Palazzo Foscolo/Itália)
2008 - Coletiva - Freak About Italian Shoes - ANCI Creative Award – (Milão/Itália)
2009 - Individual - Gravuras em Linóleo “Espécies Em Tintas” (Babbo/SP)
2009 - Coletiva - Magioska (Galeria POP/SP)
2009 - Individual - “Samuel Casal” – No Siesta, Fiesta! (Tromso/Noruega)
2009 - Individual - Pinturas  “Beleza Interior” (Galeria Cor/Florianópolis)
2010 - Individual - Xilogravuras  “7” (Galeria Cor/Florianópolis)
2010 - Individual - 2011 - Xilogravuras  “Em Toda Parte” (Galeria Choque Cultural/SP)
2012 - Individual - Sala instalação “Gráfica Primitiva” (Galeria Choque Cultural/SP)
2012 - Coletiva - Ceiba Gráfica – Dirección de Estudos Históricos – (México/DF)
2012 - Coletiva - Armazém – Museu de Arte de Blumenau – (Blumenau/SC)
2012 - Individual - “Xilogravuras” (Salão Internacional de Humor Gráfico de Piracicaba/SP)
2012 - Individual - “Gravado no Osso” (Galeria RV Cultura/BA)
2012 - Coletiva – Brabo! – Ilustradores da América Latina – (La Paz/Bolívia)
2013 - Dupla - Xilogravuras de S. Casal e R. Rodrigues – Museu Cruz e Souza (Fpolis/SC)
2015 - Individual - De Passagem – Estação Mercado – Trensurb (POA/RS)
2015 - Dupla - Tinta Negra - S. Casal e R. Rodrigues – Inst. Juarez Machado (Joinvilles/SC)
2016 - Individual - “Exótica” (Galeria RV Cultura/Salvador/BA)
2017 - Coletiva - “Uma Série Por Artista” (Galeria RV Cultura/Salvador/BA)
2018 – Individual – “Impressões Únicas de Matrizes Aleatórias” (Galeria de Artes do Centro Municipal de Cultura Ordovás/RS)

Awards
2001 – Troféu HQmix - Desenhista revelação
2003 - XI Salão de Desenho para Imprensa - Categoria HQ
2003 - Troféu HQmix - Desenhista nacional
2003 - Troféu HQmix - Ilustrador Nacional
2003 - Troféu HQmix - Fanzine Nacional (Xerocs Porcoration)
2004 - Troféu HQmix - Ilustrador Nacional
2004 - XII Salão de Desenho para Imprensa Menção Honrosa - Ilustração
2007 - Troféu HQmix - Melhor site de artista
2009 - Troféu HQmix - Melhor Roteiro Nacional por álbum Prontuário 666
2013 – Bienal Brasileira de Design - Prêmio Impresso Gráfico - Quixote
2013 – Prêmio Jabuti - 3º lugar Categoria Capa – Quixote

Others
2014 – Jurado do 56º Prêmio Jabuti de Literatura – 3 categorias: Ilustração/Projeto Gráfico/Capa
2015 – Mural em baixo relevo de entalhe comissionado pela Marca Esportiva Nike (5,5m x 2m) para ser exposto em lounge especial da marca na Loja Conceito Ipanema (RJ)
2016 – Criação de obra em entalhe, em conjunto com o pintor Mello Menezes, para a abertura da novela “Velho Chico” – Rede Globo

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