Aug
3

Post #1256 – The Dizzy Heights

The Dizzy Heights by Joe Castro

The Dizzy Heights is a cut paper collage using images pulled 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 12inches high (not including matte and frame) and was completed August 2017.

Prints are available from society6 and saatchi. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Jul
20

Post #1255 – Unwind Rewind limited edition giclee print

Unwind Rewind giclee print by Joe Castro

I am pleased to announce that I now have 30 limited edition giclee prints of my collage Unwind Rewind available exclusively through artstarter/artboost. These are 50 cm x 70 cm (roughly 19.5″ w x 27.5″ high) and are signed and numbered.  These will only be available for a short time so grab one here while you can.

About Artstarter:

Artstarter.io is a unique crowdfunding-platform for art. The platform gives selected international artists the opportunity to market their creations as limited edition prints. As soon as the art piece has a set amount of contributions, production will start. The artists thereby have the opportunity to reach a wide audience with their creations, and the users of artstarter.io gain access to unique art pieces of the highest quality at an affordable price.
Awesome right? But it get’s even better.

Artstater is part of the Artboost ecosystem, which means you’re supporting the entire creative community by buying an limited edition Artstarter.

Jul
19

Post #1254 – Stingray

Stingray - collage by Joe Castro

Stingray 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 21 inches wide by 16 inches high (not including matte and frame) and was completed July 2017.

Prints available via society6 and saatchi online.Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Jul
13

Post #1253 – Madalean Gauze Johnny Brendas gig poster

Madalean Gauze gig poster

I was very honored to have the opportunity to design another gig poster for Madalean Gauze – this one for her upcoming July 21 show at Johnny Brendas in Philadelphia to celebrate the release of her excellent new EP: Cool & Fun.  The poster features my collage There Was a Fire, There Was a Flame on the front and was screen printed by ABNRML.

I think she’s easily one of the most talented and underrated musicians in the current crop of the Philly scene. With each new release, she definitely comes at the listener from a different angle, which makes her hard to pigeon hole while keeping things interesting.  Check out her music on bandcamp, spotify, etc. Don’t sleep on this one!

 

Jul
12

Post #1252 – The View Within

the view within collage Joe Castro

The View Within  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 and augmented with gouache. The original is roughly 13 inches wide by 19.5 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was created in July 2017

Prints, etc available via society6 and saatchi.  Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Jun
15

Post #1251 – The Menace of Any Shadow

The Menace of Any Shadow collage Joe Castro

The Menace of Any Shadow  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 12 inches wide by 17 inches high (not including matte and frame) and was completed June 2017.

Prints and other products are now available via society6 and saatchi. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Jun
14

Post #1250 – Daddy, There Are Ghosts In Your Glasses

Daddy There Are Ghosts In Your Glasses collage art Joe Castro

Daddy, There Are Ghosts in Your Glasses 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 augmented by gouache.  The original is roughly 18 inches wide by 21 inches high (not including matte and frame) and was completed June 2017.

Prints and more are available via society6 and saatchi. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

May
30

Post #1249 – The Baffler

Baffler collage Joe Castro

I was honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the latest issue of The Baffler! They approached me about creating a collage to accompany “The Wrong Stuff, ” a great article by Tom Carson – in the end, I created two different pieces. Both are included in issue no. 35, which is out now – get one while you can!

About The Baffler:

The Baffler is America’s leading voice of interesting and unexpected left-wing political criticism, cultural analysis, short stories, poems and art. We publish four print issues annually, as well as online content every day of the cursed workweek.Founded in 1988 by Thomas Frank as “the journal that blunts the cutting edge,” the magazine is currently edited by Chris Lehmann and headquartered in New York. We publish both new and established voices, and our regular contributors include Barbara Ehrenreich, Susan Faludi, Evgeny Morozov, Rick Perlstein and Astra Taylor. You can subscribe here for as little as $15 a year.

Our regular subjects include Silicon Valley snake-oil, the deadening weight of consumer capitalism, our faithless media, and the redemptive promise of people claiming control of their own lives. Submit your own dyspeptic work for our consideration over here.

The Baffler is owned by the non-profit Baffler Foundation and the majority of our budget comes from tax-deductible donations. We are as charitable as a church, and certainly more fun. Please give us your money. We will beg and/or threaten dogs as necessary.

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May
10

Post #1248 – From Silence to Cinders

From Silence to Cinders collage art Joe Castro

From Silence to Cinders  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 11.5 inches wide by 15 inches high (not including matte and frame) and was completed June 2015.

Prints and other merchandise available via society6 and saatchi. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Apr
18

Post #1247 – Meet & Greet at Latela Gallery

Latela Art Gallery collage Joe Castro

This coming Thursday April 20, I’ll be back in Washington, DC. to participate in an Artist Meet and Greet at the Latela Art Gallery in Brookland, to help close out the last few days of the Collage II exhibit.  The event is free and runs from 6-9 pm with wine provided by Weygandt Wines.  This will be the last chance to catch the exhibit, which includes my collages Down With the Ship and Ocean Wide, so be sure not to miss it. Hope to see you there.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!