Marcos Castro

 

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Marcos Castro
Marcos Castro’s relationship with nature images takes the shape of a children story or a popular tale. Fantastic events occur in his drawings, which take us through as a narrative of a violent and cynical world, where adaptation is necessary but also disastrous.


 

Drawing has been a human necessity since the age of cave painting. There’s an ancestral connection and romanticism in the middle. Paper and pigments have been used for hundreds of years. There is something organic about drawing, which makes you feel part of the process. There’s a bridge from your mind to your arms to the materials that enable you to create something bigger than yourself. It’s my way of searching for the sublime.

 

In my way of painting, it all starts with the creation of my own mythology, which comes from the experiences and connection to nature that I’ve had through all my life. I’m influenced by the cultural context and the importance of rituals in my country. Besides my personal point of view, all wild animals already have their own universal roles, archetypes and simbology. For me, everything is part of a whole: every animal, landscape or natural phenomenon.

 

EDUCATION
Artes Plásticas, Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda”, México D.F.
México.

SOLO SHOWS
2010
.Pater/ Padre. El paisaje como ciclo . Galería Luis Adelantado Mexico. Mexico D.F.
.SOLVE ET COAGULA. Museo experimental el ECO, Mexico D.F.

2008
.Número Bestial, Proyectos Monclava. México D.F, México.
2007
.Fabulario, Casa del Lago, Chapultepec, México D.F. México.
.Muchos lobos, Galería Luís Adelantado. Valencia, España.

2006
.Marcos Castro, Panteón de Belén (liga), Guadalajara Jalisco. México.
2005
.Marcos Castro dibujo y animación, Proyectos Monclova, México D.F. México.
.Marcos Castro, Casa del estudiante, Centro Histórico. México D.F. México.

GROUP SHOWS
2011
.Zoologías Contemporáneas, Centro Cultural Vladi, México D.F
.Historia de A, Museo Amparo, Puebla México.
.El tiempo devora a sus hijos. CENTRAL. México D.F.
.Festival Artístico Coahuila 2011
.Galería de las Monas, León Guanajuato (en el marco del festival Cervantino)

2010
.Draw. Museo de la Ciudad de México. México D.F.
.Mother of Hedone, Jaus Art Space. Los Ángeles, EE.UU

2009
.Exposición Inaugural, Luís Adelantado. México D.F, México.
.There are False Problems More that there are False Solutions More than there are e Solutions for True Problems
Or The First Time is Already the Second or Being Must Have a Fundamental Lapse of Memory, Monterrey. México

2008
.MACO 08. Luís Adelantado. Madrid, España. ARCO 08. Luís Adelantado. Madrid, España.
2007
.VICIO, Galería Luís Adelantado. Miami, USA.
.Vamos, Hotel Condesa, México D.F. México.
.Fierro 3, MACO. México D.F. México.

2006
.Blemish. Galería Luís Adelantado. Miami, USA
.Decaedro (proyecto para un muralismo zombi), Banco de México. México D.F. México.
.Bienal Tamayo 2006, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, México D.F. México. Barajar y de nuevo a la pared, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, México D.F. México. Octava, Galería Luis Adelantado. Valencia, España
.Islas, el casino, Centro Histórico, México D.F. México.
Inmaterialidad sensible, Casa del lago, México D.F. México.

OTHER PROJECTS
2011
Colaboración de pieza “La caverna” Feria de las Calacas CONACULTA
Colaboración en el evento “Instalación Táctil” en el Centro Nacional de las Artes
Realización en colaboración en la escenografía de la obra de teatro “Padres Terribles”

PUBLICATIONS
Younger than Jesus/ Artist Directory.
100 New Artists book.

AWARDS & GRANTS
2008
Residence, Artist in Residence at 18th Street Art Center Los Angeles. Los Ángeles, USA
2007
Beca Jóvenes Creadores, FONCA. México D.F. México.
2006
Official Selection. Bienal Tamayo 2006. México D.F. México.



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