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!

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.