Gallery Affiliations: David Castillo
My work departs from a background in painting, which has evolved and combined with my collage sculptures. The work is heavily informed by consumer culture, as often individual parts of my compositions mainly consist of found and purchased objects. Camp and violent at the same time, I seek to explore the possibilities of mutation in color and form. My work gives visual reference to a “profound artifice.” Each of my collage works is in a way, a self-portrait, exploring aspects of my own personality, such as escapism, music, and the artificial highs and lows that come with life itself.