Marcos Castro

WORK

The images I create come from my own experience and connection with nature. There is also an influence in my work from my cultural context, for instance, the importance of rituals. All of my work appears to be a story, permanently incomplete because there is no end or beginning. It is a story that takes place day by day, that is constantly evolving and continually created. In this way, each painting, drawing and sculpture appears as a fragment, an episode within the same world.

BIO

El color del sur

BORN IN 1981 IN MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
LIVES AND WORKS IN MEXICO CITY

He studied Visual Arts at the “La Esmeralda” National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving in Mexico City.

He has presented various solo exhibitions, both in Mexico and internationally, such as: El Color del Sur [The Color of the South], Machete Galería, Mexico City (2017), Necessary Objects at Dot Fiftyone Gallery in Miami (2014),Futuras Ruinas [Future Ruins] at Galería Luis Adelantado in Mexico City (2013), Negras Tormentas [Black Storms] at the Clauselito in the Museum of Mexico City (2012), Número Bestial [Bestial Number] at the Ex Teresa Current Art Museum (2012), among others.

Among his group exhibitions are: Estudio de Trazo [Study of Trace], Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City (2014),Panorámica [Panoramic] at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City (2013), Ruta Mística [Mystic Route] MARCO Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey (2013), Historia de A [History of A] at the Amparo Museum in Puebla (2013).

He has been awarded the Young Creators grant by FONCA twice, in 2007 and 2014. In 2007 he did a residency at 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles. In 2014 he was chosen to take part in the Omi Art residency in New York and in 2016 he was a part of the Skowhegan residency.

He currently lives and works in Mexico City, where he is a founding member and co-director of the cultural space Obrera Centro.

His works can be found in several collections in Mexico: JUMEX Foundation Collection, Museum of Modern Art, University Museum of Contemporary Art, 47 Students Foundation. In the USA, his works are held in the collections of the Perez Art Museum and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.

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