Photos: Victor Castillo at IguapapJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007
Photos courtesy of the gallery
From the gallery, "In Victor Castillo's long-awaited show [EXPLICIT LYRICS], the young Chilean artist's second major gallery exhibition depicts a critical portrait of the upcoming generations. Castillo has been strongly impressed by the destructive games of extreme violence [that] children play, from computer games to real-life scenes such as teenagers beating schoolmates, recording the action and uploading the videos to YouTube. Religion and politics are also present in the paintings, to portray characters who, despite looking nice, have lost the ability to be impressed and are hyper-stimulated and accustomed to video-based violence, weapons and war.
"The exhibition reaches its peak in an installation that combines painting, wall-painting, sculpture, and video, where two kids seem to be having fun while destroying Western civilization, accompanied by war and fire images, Disney World and Godzilla scenes and a hyper-excited preacher's speech."
[EXPLICIT LYRICS] installation view, mixing painting, wall-painting, sculture and video. Two kids demolishing Western civilization.
"I put a spell on you"
"Supplica a mia madre"
"Supplica a mia madre I"
"Son of Sam", acrylic on canvas
"Are you still dying, darling?"
Victor Castillo finishing the wall-painting
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