Fredric Koeppel

He paints like a dream he is painting dreams — and you could, eat the luscious surface of his pictures with a spoon; one feels that there's nothing Casson could not do with a brush.

His method is to intervene in typical mythological pictures from the High Renaissance and Mannerist eras, about 1475 to 1580, with strips and blocks of energetic abstraction, thus imposing irrationality upon reason and a sense of dissatisfaction, disrespect and parody on the scenes. It's de Kooning, one master, defacing Leonardo another master; it's Basquiat, the chic and tragic imp, laying graffiti over Bellini.

Art Critic Commercial Appeal Memphis 2005
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