Mar
29

Post #1246 – Planetary Obsolescence

Planetary Obsolescence collage art Joe Castro

Planetary Obsolescence 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 20 inches wide by 19 inches high (not including matte and frame) and was completed March 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!

Mar
21

Post #1245 – Unwind / Rewind

unwind rewind collage art Joe Castro

Unwind / Rewind  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 15.5 inches high (not including matte and frame) and was completed June 2015.

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!

Mar
17

Post #1244 – Cults of Life #6

Cult of Life issue 6 zine featuring Joe Castro

Excited to finally receive my copy of Cults of Life #6 zine in the mail last week, which features some of my collage work as well as a short interview. The new book format is great and the whole thing looks beautiful. Definitely pick up a copy. Thanks Niko for including me!

More info:
Issue #6 contains whopping 92 pages of international collage talent, with 36 artist features and 4 artist interviews.

Feature artists:
Lee McKenna (NZ), DadaSoulface (US), Dominik Bönisch (DE), Ed Dander (MX/US), Ermanno Cavaliere Goge (IT), Akinbo Akinnuoye (US), Lydia Mojzis (DE), X Is The Weapon (US), Dragut collage (TR), DHS (DE), Niko Vartiainen (FI), Linda Bernhard (UK), Cory Peeke (US), Flore Kunst (FR), Lia Boscu (UK), Deborah Stevenson (US), Itchi (FR), Martin Carri (AR), Anna Carolina Gelabert (PA), Dustin Bowen (US), Guy Vording (NL), Ricardo Tomás (SP), Sergio S Vidal (US), Nikolaus Dolman (AU), Franz Samsa (IT), Gabriel Parniak (CA), Stephen Tierney (AU), Jorge Chamorro (DE), computarded (US), Cless (SP), Johnny Gialanella (US), Lula Valletta van der Helm (DE), Matthew Bealor (US), Musta Fior (FR), Walter Paganuzzi (IT), Maxomatic (SP)

Interviews:
Joe Castro (US), ChangGang Lee (JP), Kit Clark (US) and Danilo Brandao (BR/AU)

Cult leaders #6 details:
January 2017, A5 format, 92 pages, 36 artist features and 4 artist interviews.
Curated and edited by Niko Vartiainen.

Mar
8

Post #1243 – collapsing under your own gravity

Collapsing Under Your Own Gravity collage Joe Castro

Collapsing Under Your Own Gravity 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 17 inches wide by 23.5 inches high (not including matte and frame)and was completed March 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!

Feb
14

Post #1242 – the pain of avoiding suffering

The Pain of Avoiding Suffering collage Joe Castro

The Pain of Avoiding Suffering  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 11.5 inches wide by 19 inches high (not including matte and frame) and was completed February 2017.

The original is available for purchase from Zebra One Gallery in London, England.  Prints, etc. available via society6 and saatchionline

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!

Feb
8

Post #1241 – 2016 CQ International Awards

Joe Castro collage art award from CQ International

Thank you to editor in chief Paul White and everyone involved at  Creative Quarterly International Magazine for awarding me the “Best Paper Collage Artist Award for 2016.” To be honest, I had no idea something like that even existed but I am honored nonetheless.

You can check out the entire issue here.

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!

About CQ international Magazine:

Dedicated to promoting the arts; writers, poets, painters, model makers, sculptures, dance, music, digital creatives, multi-medium, artists and artisans to a global audience. Published in English, CQ Magazine often carries articles and features in other languages.

Jan
31

Post #1240 – A Relapse in Consciousness

A Relapse in Consciousness collage art Joe Castro

A Relapse in Consciousness 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 17 inches wide by 18.5 inches high (not including matte and frame) and was completed January 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!

Jan
2

Post #1239 – Marvelous

Marvelous group collage exhibit with Joe Castro

Happy New Year everyone! I am excited to announce my first group show for 2017 – entitled Marvelous, an International Exhibition of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, the show is being hosted by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in California.  The opening reception is January 6 at 6pm and the show runs until February 17.  Unfortunately, I can’t make it out west for this one so, if you are there, please send along a few photos. Marvelous was juried by John Hundt, Sherry Parker & Cecil Touchon.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  •707.829.4797

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Dec
8

Post #1238 – Arkitip x Ello

I’m very honored to have a collage featured in the latest issue of Arkitip Magazine.   I’ve been a fan for years and have been turned on to so many great artists because of it, not to mention that it’s pages have featured legends like Thomas Campbell, Evan Hecox, Ed Templeton and so many more. Issue 0062 is a collaboration with Ello and features 40 artists that were selected by a jury that included Aaron Rose (Beautiful Losers, Alleged Gallery) and Damon Way (DC shoes co-founder, FACT clothing).  Super stoked – thank you Arkitip and Ello for including me.

Order you copy here.

About Ello issue 0062:

Sometimes you just get on a bike and ride – together.

For nearly 15+ years Arkitip has meant what’s there on the edge of culture, what’s there that you love but you haven’t yet discovered – what’s about to happen next. Ello couldn’t think of a better partner in its quest to support creators everywhere, by building an e-commerce and publishing platform that provides visibility, influence and opportunity for the world’s creatives.

So together we rode to – Here is What You Have, This is What You Hold.

We don’t think art is meant to be viewed alongside ads for hamburgers or hybrids. Ephemeral as it may be, an online showcase for this work didn’t seem enough, so we decided that printing a newspaper gave this project the respect and permanence it deserves. What Arkitip provides offline, Ello does online. It’s a place where members share a positive community and come to collaborate, build their audience, or just be.

This shared destination is one that values creators because it puts the emphasis on moving the world forward through creativity first. It’s one that Arkitip x Ello pedal together.

Arkitip & Ello, have teamed up to showcase 40 brilliant artists who are currently sharing their work on Ello. To further promote some of the best and brightest Ello contributors, we conducted an online juried art exhibition.

Ello members were selected by jury for the final online exhibition grouping. The work of these selected artists are what you ‘have’ here, the 62nd issue edition of Arkitip.

This edition was made possible with generous support from Ello.

Featuring:
Aleksandr Smirnov, Alencar Loch, Andrea Manzati, Andrew De Francesco, Brooke Reidt, Bruno Candiotto, Cy Tone, Daina Hodgson, Dan Covert, Dario Raspudic, Dave Towers, David Esquviel, Dragos Ioneanu, Dyanna Dimick, Hildegarde Handsaeme, Jamie Kripke, Jenniffer Omaitz, Joe Castro, Kaiho Yu, Lance Austin Olsen, LEEMO, Leo Ureña, Luke Ramsey, Makoto Takigawa, Maude Turgeon, Mina Wright, Misa Yamamoto, Monique de Brock Bol, Nathan Head, Nathan Ishar, Ned Evans, Nicolas Monterrat, Nicole Xu, Nihil Minus, SD Evans, Susannah van der Zaag, The Strohls, Thomas Park, Will Patlove

 

Dec
7

Post #1237 – Down with the Ship

Down with the Ship collage Joe Castro

Down with the Ship 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 inches wide by 19 inches tall (without matte and frame) and was created in December 2016. The original is currently available for purchase from Latela Art Gallery in Washington, DC.

Prints, etc. available via society6 and saatchiart.

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!