Marcos Castro, ‘Sobre el color del sur y las futuras ruinas ’, 2017, Machete
Marcos Castro, ‘Sobre el color del sur y las futuras ruinas ’, 2017, Machete
Marcos Castro, ‘Sobre el color del sur y las futuras ruinas ’, 2017, Machete

From the beginning of humanity, man has tried to dominate and understand the world. In addition to seeking answers in science and knowledge, what he has used the most in his search is magic, religion and art. The artistic manifestations do not distance themselves as much from esoteric and religious ones; on the contrary, they complement each other and at some point they are equalized and empowered. These three notions, above all, admit that a supernatural and supra-sensory world accompanies the natural world. A crack, a recess where you can enunciate an answer about the intelligence of man and his desire to dominate nature. Thus a spell, a prayer or a painting become possibilities and whoever exercises them or manifests them does so with the power and hope that something will happen. This becoming can be external: like rain to calm a drought, a prayer to save a sick person, or it can be an inner and spiritual transformation such as the inexplicable force of an image and its beauty and the powerful expression of something that does not contain words.

Taking as a starting point the founding myth of the Aztec people and the figure of Huitzilopochtli, son of the divine couple, god of war, cardinal representation of the south and the color blue, Marcos Castro (Mexico, 1981) presents in this individual exhibition a selection of images painted only in blue, captured in vases, mosaics and drawings that make up a capricious and personal catalog that seeks to question the idea of ​​identity, struggle and social war, not only in Mexico but also in Latin America.
Kandinsky said that "The deeper the blue is, the more it calls man to the infinite and awakens in him the longing for the pure and, finally, for the supersensible." Submerged in the color of the South, we have no choice but to think what we have done with our own humanity over time. Magic, religion, art or science, we have not managed to get rid of the struggle between ourselves and a duality that seems to be inert to the future of the world, the sunrise and the sunset.

Series: El color del sur

About Marcos Castro

Mexico, b. 1981, Mexico City, Mexico, based in Mexico City, Mexico

Solo Shows

Mexico City,