|Cuándo:||01 dic de 2019 - 15 feb de 2020|
|Inauguración:||01 dic de 2019 / 11:00|
|Dónde:||Dot Fiftyone Gallery / 7275 NE 4th Ave / Miami, Florida, Estados Unidos|
|Comisariada por:||Verónica Flom|
|Organizada por:||Dot Fiftyone Gallery|
|Artistas participantes:||Marcos Castro|
The universe of the ocean, the beach, the surfers and Mexican pre-Hispanic references merge in this exhibition to create Marcos Castro's own imaginary in his second solo show at the Dot Fiftyone gallery. Castro works with an array of media: painting, drawing, sculpture, video and ceramics. His work focuses on the connection of man with nature, with the wild, the mythical and the sacred. The ritual appears in Castro's work in different ways, but in these paintings, it revolves around water and mainly within the relationship of surfers, the waves and the movement of the sea. In his recent paintings, the figure of the Aztec goddess Coatlicue works as a starting point that derives into magical beings, a little bit robotic, that appear as central characters of his paintings. The ceramic sculptures are not by accident mostly painted in blue. Castro uses blue as the color associated with the Mexica God of war, Huitzilopochtli, and also referred to south as a cardinal point. In his works the references to the pre-Columbian past of Mexico, in any form, combine the mythical and the ritual elements with narration, fiction and fantasy.