We welcome back Chilean artist Victor Castillo as he returns with his latest edition You Can’t Get Enough, pulled from his latest series The Big Dream. Pulling inspiration from mid-century children’s books, these editions capture one of Castillo’s brightest and more colorful paintings to date. Available in two extremely limited editions and they are sure to go fast! Read on as Castillo gives us the lowdown on his latest edition and much more…
You Can’t Get Enough by Victor Castillo
1xRUN: Tell us a little bit about this piece, Anything immediate you would like us to highlight about this piece?
Victor Castillo: You Can’t Get Enough is the second painting in a new series of big canvases that I started this year with The Big Dream, for my show Born in ’73 at KP Projects. It debuted at Corey Helford’s 10th Anniversary Show in Los Angeles in September, traveled to the Ch.ACO art fair in Chile most recently, and has been sold.
1x: When was this piece created and what materials were used?
Victor Castillo: This piece was created between July and September of this year 2016. The medium is acrylic on canvas. The size of the painting is 80 x 100 inches, and the colors and the light are brighter than the older paintings I’m known for.
1x: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Victor Castillo: I collected hundreds of vintage books for children’s education from the 1930s to the 1960s. I took the optimism and happy colors from these illustrations. The Big Dream series is finally an ironic vision about the broken dream of capitalism.
1x: Why should people buy one of these prints?
Victor Castillo: They should buy the print because it is the beginning of a new and important series that I hope inspires them to take life with more humor, and money not so seriously.
1x: Any recent strides that you’ve made in your work that you’re particularly happy about?
Victor Castillo: I made a limited edition book with my gallerists Merry Karnowsky in Los Angeles and Isabel Croxatto in Chile featuring paintings from the last ten years. It sold out, and I’m hoping to have a larger version for sale soon.
1x: What else is on the docket for you the rest of this year?
Victor Castillo: I’m preparing for an art fair in Istanbul, Turkey, and for a solo show with Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York City in the spring, in April 2017.