Victor Castillo was born in 1973 in Santiago, Chile. Following a disillusive experience with art school, Castillo collaborated with Caja Negra, an independent experimental art collective in Santiago, creating mixed media sculpture and video installations. In 2004, the artist moved to Barcelona, Spain, where he established his painting style with references to vintage comics and cartoons. Influenced by seeing the work of Spanish old world masters, Goya in particular, he soon adopted aspects of classical painting in his work. In 2010, Castillo relocated to Los Angeles, California, where he is currently based. Castillo’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide including the Apocalypse Wow exhibition at the Museo D’Arte Contemporanea in Rome, Italy. He has created large-scale indoor murals for numerous institutions such as the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile; the Museum of Modern Art in Chiloe, Chile and the Center for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona, Spain.
International Contemporary Art Fair
KASERNE, Klybeckstrasse 1b
CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
Jun 12 thru Jun 17, 2012
Feb 25 thru Mar 24, 2012