Soooooo excited to be going to the tonight’s opening of Fuego Artificial, by Juan Carlos Castro, curated by laurel sparks.
Castro is a multi-media artist, a meditator, and Vogue Magazine’s Design Director.
443 Park Avenue South, NYC Suite 604, 212-447-7742
May 8 - June 8, 2012
Opening: Tue, May 8, 6-9PM - COME if you’re around!
more on the show..
443 Pas is pleased to announce Fuego artificial, an exhibition of mixed media works by Juan Carlos Castro.
“Hailing from seemingly contradictory cultures of Fashion and Buddhism, Juan-Carlos Castro’s studio practice explores the psychological realms of identity expression and drama. His photo-collages, videos and assemblages range from sublime to abject as he dissects the relationship between artifice and the nature of mind.”
—laurel sparks, curator
a closer look at a wallpaper pattern reveals the ornate design to be comprised of miniature, overhead photographic self-portraits. at a distance, a large scale collage triptych composed of individually cut circles becomes an interlocking image of blood cells and stars. other pieces range from velum-tiled digital scans of inside-out wigs and rolling marbles to actual synthetic hair and mixed media on wood panel. His video performance further explores the prevalent theme of circularity via spinning: the body in ritual movement and gender play—sequins, fire and a high-heel headstand—all captured from overhead by a rotating video camera.
at once symbolic and physically visceral, Juan Carlos’ work is an ongoing meditation on the centerless structure of identity and the unstable nature of binary systems in the sphere of representation.this is Juan Carlos Castro’s first solo show.