A Few Questions with: Victor Castillo
In anticipation of this week's release with Victor Castillo, we sat down with the busy and world renown artist (Who was in between traveling back to the United States from London) to ask just a few brief questions about his life, his art and this week's release "La Tierra de la Culebra."
Where were you born and where are you now?
I was born in Chile, and I'm passing through London on my way back home to Los Angeles from Barcelona. I have a couple of exhibitions up in Europe, 'FOOLS!' at Stolen Space, London and 'Comfortably Numb' at Fousion Gallery, Barcelona.
What are your first artistic memories?
The walls of drawings in my grandparents' house by my aunts and uncles made an impression on me to make my own drawings. I was inspired by album covers and movies I saw and my father took the family to the cinema every Sunday.
Could you tell us a bit about this week's release with us, "La Tierra de la Culebra?"
'La Tierra de la Culebra' was a painting I made for a solo show with the same name in French 'Le Pays du Serpent' in Paris. It was based on school book illustrations from the United States in the Fifties and Sixties, mixed with cartoons from the same time.
What can we look forward to from you in 2022?
I have a solo show coming up in Australia in May at Beinart Gallery. I will continue to make sculptures after the one that was just released at SCOPE Miami Beach. I also have group shows in Santiago, Madrid, Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Barcelona.
"La Tierra de la Culebra" is a signed and numbered edition of only 50 copies measuring 18" x 36" and will be available Thursday, December 16th at 1PM Pacific.