Mexican-born artist Marcos Castro works across a wide range of different media, connecting with the idea of art as a sacred sphere. Primarily based on his drawing skills as a key to his creative process, he also makes painted ceramics, installations, paintings, and murals. The challenge in his ouvres to capture symbolic elements in myths, local stories and in national history or natural environments in order to exploit their potential to generate new identities from old images. “Ruins” are a leitmotif across his work. The essence of this approach is to show subjects in new and revelatory ways, and in doing so to heighten their physical and emotional resonance. This is why Castro is so interested in the power of rituals and mural as they produce a space for commonality and utopia for art experience.
Castro (b. 1981, Mexico City, Mexico) is one of the most prominent
artists of his generation. He has had diverse solo exhibitions at
very early age, both in Mexico and internationally. Among his
color del sur [The color of the south] at Machete in
Mexico City, Objetos
Necesarios [Necessary Objects]at
Dot Fiftyone Gallery in Miami, Florida, Futuras
Ruinas [Future Ruins] at
Galería Luis Adelantado in Mexico City, Negras
Tormentas [Black Storms] at the
Clauselito in the Museum of Mexico City, Número Bestial
at the Museum Ex Teresa Arte actual, among others. He is
founding member and co-director of the cultural space Obrera-Centro.