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!

Sep
26

Post #1229 – Scene 360 artist feature

Scene 360 features artist Joe Castro

Illusion / Scene 360 recently did an artist feature on some of my collage work over on their site, along with a short interview.  Click here to check it out.

Sep
21

Post #1228 – Denizens of the Falling Moonlight

Denizens of the Falling Moonlight collage Joe Castro

Denizens of the Falling Moonlight 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 14.5 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed September 2016

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!

Sep
20

Post #1227 – systemic

systemic collage Joe Castro

Systemic 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 11 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed September 2016.

Prints and other merchandise are available via society6 and saatchionline. 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!

Sep
19

Post #1226 – The Science of Art

Failing Hearts Science Art

The story of The Failing Hearts: this past July, I was invited to record some music with my friend Jay Caddle in his basement studio. There was no game plan, no rehearsals, no discussion on what key to play in or what genre, no overdubs or second takes.  Steve Levandoski would play drums, I would play guitar & Jay would play bass or keyboards and occasionally sing.  We decided to name this project The Failing Hearts.  To be clear, I had never played any of these guitar parts before and most likely would have a tough time trying to completely figure out how to play them again. Strictly off the top of the head and in the moment. Raw instinct. Musical meditation.

That being said, after listening to the sessions, I am completely blown away at how cohesive this all sounds. I love playing with those guys because no one is trying to hog the ball or show off – this isn’t some prog rock jam or the lobby of your local Guitar Center.  This is the sound of three musicians communicating as one (corny as that sounds) on a stormy night in an incredibly humid West Philly basement.  There’s definitely a heavy post-punk vibe to these tracks but they venture all over the place.

Anyway, Jay just put these experimental tracks up on bandcamp – I hope you’ll give them a listen.

The cover for the EP features my collage Terminal.

Sep
16

Post #1125 – Blacklisted in Copenhagen

blacklist feature on artist Joe Castro

Blacklisted Copenhagen just dropped an Artist Spotlight and interview about my collage work  – we talked music, skateboarding and the art of cutting and pasting.  Check it out here.