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

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!

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!

Dec
6

Post #1236 – Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016 collage Joe Castro

Christmas 2016 is a brand new holiday-themed 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 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed December 2016.

Prints, holiday cards and more 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!

Nov
22

Post #1235 – Divided We Fall

Divided We Fall collage Joe Castro

Divided We Fall 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 16.5 inches tall (without matte or frame) and was completed  November 2016.

Prints, etc available at 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!

Nov
16

Post #1234 – Truce

Truce by collage artist Joe Castro

Truce 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 15 inches wide by 14 inches tall (not including matte or fame) and was completed October 2016.

Prints, etc. available via society6 and saatchi. The original piece is currently for sale through Zebra One Gallery in Hampstead, London, England.

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!

Nov
10

Post #1233 – Self-digestion as a means of survival

Self-digestion as a means of survival collage Joe Castro

Self-digestion as a Means of Survivalis 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 16.25 inches wide by 15.25 inches tall and was completed October 2016.

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!

Nov
4

Post #1232 – Strategies of Distraction

Strategies of Distraction collage Joe Castro

Strategies of Distraction 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 influenced by Noam Chomsky and his strategies of manipulation, specifically the media diverting public interest away from important issues (such as the refugee crisis and global warming) by flooding continuous distractions of insignificant information (celebrity culture) as a way of social control.  The original is roughly 10 inches wide by 15 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed October 2016.

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!

Oct
26

Post #1231 – “The Racist Undercurrent Maintains Paranoia”

The Racist Undercurrent Maintains Paranoia collage Joe Castro

The Racist Undercurrent Maintains Paranoia 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  x 17 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was created October 2016.  The original is currently for sale at Zebra One Gallery in London, England.

Prints and other merchandise are available via society6 and saatchi.

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!

Sep
28

Post #1230 – Oceans Wide

Oceans Wide collage Joe Castro

Oceans Wide 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 14.5 inches wide by 18 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed September 2016.  The original is currently available for purchase from the Latela Art Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Prints and other merchandise 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!