ArrestedMotion logo
Tag Archives: Victor Castillo

Openings: “Crucifixion” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Last month, the Corey Helford Gallery hosted the opening for a timely exhibition that looked at a subject many people focus on at the end of the year –  the crucifixion of Christ. For this showing, artists including Glenn Barr, Ray Caesar, Victor Castillo, Ron English, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught (above), Sarah Folkman, Nancy Fouts, Eric Joyner, Benjamin Bryce Kelley, Maria Kreyn, Marco Mazzoni, Buff Monster, Annie Owens, Michael Page, Chris Pugliese, Candice Tripp, Mark Dean Veca, Nicola Verlato, Tom Neely, Lola, Tom Bagshaw, and Amy Sol were asked to paint their […]

Showing: “Vinyl Revisionists” @ Warner Brothers

The art of the album cover has a longstanding cultural and historic impact, both on contemporary society and new contemporary art. From the psychedelic album covers of the sixties to the gritty urban photographic hip hop album covers of the 90s, few mediums have been as unheralded yet impactful as these visual interpretations of the defining sounds of each generation. Warner Brothers Records in Burbank has recently opened a group show inviting artists to reinterpret their favorite albums and covers from the label’s expansive catalog. […]

Openings: Victor Castillo – “The Jungle” @ Jonathan Levine

Through this weekend, the walls at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be displaying the surreal paintings of Victor Castillo. AM stopped by for the opening last month as the LA-based artist presented his new body of work, entitled The Jungle, which certainly described the state of the world that the Chilean-born painter likes to portray. His paintings are a reflection of the unrest and revolution that has been seen around the globe, accentuated and contrasted even further by the child-like figures and innocence that are […]

Preview: Victor Castillo – “The Jungle” @ Jonathan LeVine

Next Saturday, Feb 25th in Chelsea, the disturbing works of Victor Castillo will be on display at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. The Jungle features the Chilean-born and Los Angeles-based artist’s series of paintings influenced by the preponderance of global protests and violence that has taken over the headlines in recent times. When told through the lens of spooky children’s tales and cartoon-like characters, the ideas of corrupted innocence form a striking metaphor for the socio-economic crisis and political turbulence seen around the world. More preview images […]

Preview: Victor Castillo – “Rebels With a Cause” & Mel Kadel – “Arms Out” @ Merry Karnowsky

This Saturday night, February 5th, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery will play host to two artists with divergent styles at their Los Angeles location. Victor Castillo returns after a showing there last February (covered) with a new body of work featuring his mischievous and perhaps evil children, despite their initially innocent appearance, engaging in various questionable and amoral activities. Mel Kadel brings her signature characters frolicking through and with the patterned landscapes that she places them in. More preview images after the jump…

Showing: “Relationships” @ Gallery Christoffer Egelund

One of our astute readers in Copenhagen, Henrik Haven, recently took some pictures for us of the “Relationships” group show currently showing at Gallery Christoffer Egelund. The exhibition features three artists that we like – Tim Biskup, Miss Van, and Victor Castillo – as well as a fourth artists we weren’t familiar with – Michael Swaney. The exhibition nicely hung against the clean backdrop and spacious venue looking like something that should not be missed if you are in the area.  More pics after the […]

Openings: Hi-Fructose Five Year Anniversary Show @ Copro Gallery

Last Saturday, AM attended Copro Gallery for the anniversary of one of our favorite magazines – Hi-Fructose. Known for bringing some of the best pop surrealist art coverage for the past 5 years, Hi-Fructose curated a diverse and top notch mix of some of the best talent in the industry. Many of LA’s booming art scene made it out to celebrate the anniversary show and catch the works of favorites such as Mark Ryden, Lori Earley, Audrey Kawasaki, Jeff Soto, Kevin Cyr, Thomas Doyle, Scott Musgrove, […]

Showing: Victor Castillo – “Strange Fruit” @ Merry Karnowsky

Showing alongside a fantastic new body of work from Miss Van at Merry Karnowsky was the mischievous and devious (see what we did there?) paintings of Victor Castillo (previewed). His not-so-innocent sausage-nosed children could be seen feasting on some unknown meat dujour, perusing pornography, and partaking in some forbidden or “strange fruit.” All the photos we took after the jump…

Preview: Victor Castillo – “Strange Fruit” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery (Los Angeles)

Showing alongside Miss Van tonight at Merry Karnowsky Gallery is Barcelona-based artist Victor Castillo. He follows up his debut show there last August with a new body of work entitled “Strange Fruit.” His deeply satirical work often takes what initially seem like harmless children – well, sausage nosed children – which on second look are engaged in situations they should not be involved in, with dangerous overtones all around. These children and their supposed innocence are appropriated for his commentary on subjects ranging from politics […]

Showing: Victor Castillo @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

AM recently swung through the Merry Karnowsky Gallery to take in “Gameland,” the debut Los Angeles solo show from Chilean artist Victor Castillo. Castillo was in town from Barcelona (where he now lives) for the opening, and he filled all the rooms of Karnowsky’s beautiful space, really showcasing the various characters all have come to love in his work. Children are often the main characters cast in his work, and they are often portrayed in scenes that don’t offer much hope, where weapons replace toys […]