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upperhand collage Joe Castro

Post #1167 – Upperhand (Z2A)

I was very honored to contribute a collage to the new book Z2A (Benzene Editions), which features 26 collage artists reinterpreting the alphabet. My contribution (for the letter “U”) is entitled Upperhand.  It is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with […]

night shifting shadows collage Joe Castro

Post #1166 – night shifting shadows

Night shifting shadows is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 13.5 inches wide by 12inches high and was completed February 2015. Prints and other […]

Tequila Diamonds collage Joe Castro

Post #1165 – Tequila Diamonds

Tequila Diamonds is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 14 inches wide by 17 inches high and was completed January 2015. Prints and […]

The Light That Failed collage Joe Castro

Post #1164 – The Light That Failed

The Light That Failed is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 11 inches wide by 14.5 inches high and was completed January 2015 […]

Joe Castro art studio

Post #1163 – Happy New Year

Happy New Year (belated) everyone.  Sorry for being incommunicado the past few months – I hope 2015’s been treating you well. As usual, lots of things cooking here art-wise  – besides traveling for shows and working on a number of album covers, I was recently asked to contribute a new collage for an upcoming book, Z2A, […]

Joe Castro art shows Denver Leeds

Post #1162 – Shows in Denver and Leeds

I’m writing from the cafe car of the number 43 train, leisurely sipping black coffee and heading west from Philadelphia to (eventually) Denver, Colorado.  I have 2 group art shows coming up this week – both I’m equally excited about – that I wanted to share with you: The first, entitled Subterraneans, is at Leeds […]

Mékanik Copulaire issue 7

Post #1161 – Mékanik Copulaire #7

I am honored to have 2 collages included in the latest issue of Mékanik Copulaire zine out of France.  Issue #7 also features work by John Whitlock, William Crump, Arturo Medrano, Catalina Schliebener Infame Cless, Emidio Bernardone and many more great artists. Thank you Bill Noir for including me.  The zine is high quality, 92 […]

The Other Side of Shattered Glass by Joe Castro

Post #1157 – The Other Side of Shattered Glass

The Other Side of Shattered Glass is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original piece is roughly 23 inches wide by 19 inches high unframed and […]

Kids of Dada interview with Joe Castro

Post #1155 – Kids of Dada interview

I recently did an interview with KidsofDada.com, a very cool UK-based organization that represents and supports a number of different artists from around the world.  We talked art, we talked music, we talked psychology – you can read the complete interview here.   I also have a few original pieces for sale that are available exclusively […]

Leisure Burns collage by Joe Castro

Post #1154 – Leisure Burns

Leisure Burns is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. It was created for the upcoming debut issue of  “Cults of Life” collage zine from Finland. The original […]

Ashes in the Arteries by Joe Castro

Post #1153 – Ashes in the Arteries

Ashes in the Arteries is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 18 inches wide by 19 inches high and was completed June 2014. […]

Soil collage by Joe Castro

Post #1152 – soil

Soil is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 18 inches wide by 24 inches high and was completed June 2014. Prints and other […]