Victor Castillo tells stories in his paintings. As if it were a contemporary chronicle, his work follows the narrative logic of illustrations for children’s stories, and the aesthetics of classic animations, to present us with allegories about greed, inequality, indifference, brutality, racism, and other values that the artist sees being imposed worldwide. His colorful and humorous paintings have also been described as tales of corrupted innocence and beauty.
Under Heavy Measures features all new works that bring his unique vision and characters to life: 15 paintings on canvas, 10 paintings on paper, and an installation of fiberglass sculptures. Castillo's latest work refers to his feelings that the scales of power have become oppressive: inequality grows, the protests increase globally, and the brutality with which these demonstrations are repressed is also amplified.
Saturday, February 2nd 8-11pm Merry Karnowsky Gallery 170 S. La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 mkgallery.com