Currently a faculty member of the Art and Design Department at Columbia College, Castillo is revisiting much of his earlier works as a renewed source of inspiration and a chance to reinvent his current body of work– he calls this his Recapitulation Series. This theory, expressed in his manifesto, is based in part on the current Information Age world in which we live – a world where (because of digital technology) all past and present information we have acquired, tangibly exists in the NOW. In this way, many of the old themes, images and styles with which Castillo experimented throughout his forty year artistic career, can now be re-examined and recreated in new ways. The works created for this exhibition are based on Conceptual, Minimal, and Abstract Art movements, combined with the artist’s own preoccupation with conception, birth, life, death, and the afterlife.
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery