João Castilho, ‘Caminho do Samurai’, 2015, Zipper Galeria
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João Castilho

Caminho do Samurai, 2015

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66 9/10 × 287 2/5 in
170 × 730 cm
$10,000 - 15,000
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São Paulo
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João Castilho
Brazilian, b. 1978
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João Castilho’s photographs and films capture natural and manmade places in such a way that they seem exaggerated and fantastical. His particular style, which combines historical themes with staged subjects in a landscape, has been characterized as as “Imaginary Documentary.” Castilho, however, describes his work as comprising of “a piece of a picture, a found picture, a kept picture, a forgotten picture, a hidden picture, a discarded picture, just a picture.” Though his subjects vary widely, certain themes recur in the artist’s work: the chaos and violence of contemporary life, the relationship between individuals and their surroundings, and dereliction. Castilho’s practice borrows from a range of sources, including Land Art and the writing of Franz Kafka.

João Castilho, ‘Caminho do Samurai’, 2015, Zipper Galeria
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About the work
João Castilho
Brazilian, b. 1978
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João Castilho’s photographs and films capture natural and manmade places in such a way that they seem exaggerated and fantastical. His particular style, which combines historical themes with staged subjects in a landscape, has been characterized as as “Imaginary Documentary.” Castilho, however, describes his work as comprising of “a piece of a picture, a found picture, a kept picture, a forgotten picture, a hidden picture, a discarded picture, just a picture.” Though his subjects vary widely, certain themes recur in the artist’s work: the chaos and violence of contemporary life, the relationship between individuals and their surroundings, and dereliction. Castilho’s practice borrows from a range of sources, including Land Art and the writing of Franz Kafka.

João Castilho

Caminho do Samurai, 2015

Photoinstalation
66 9/10 × 287 2/5 in
170 × 730 cm
$10,000 - 15,000
Location
São Paulo
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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