Marcos Castro: So It Will Be The Past
The universe of the ocean, the beach, the surfers and Mexican pre-Hispanic references merge in this exhibition to create Marcos Castro’s own imaginary in his second solo show at the Dot Fiftyone gallery. Castro works with an array of media: painting, drawing, sculpture, video and ceramics. His work focuses on the connection of man with nature, with the wild, the mythical and the sacred. The ritual appears in Castro’s work in different ways, but in these paintings, it revolves around water and mainly within the relationship of surfers, the waves and the movement of the sea.
Marcos Castro (b. 1981, Mexico City, Mexico) is one of the most prominent artists of his generation. He has had diverse solo exhibitions at very early age, both in Mexico and internationally. Among his exhibitions: El color del sur [The color of the south] at Machete in Mexico City, Objetos Necesarios [Necessary Objects] at Dot Fiftyone Gallery in Miami, Florida, Futuras Ruinas [Future Ruins] at Galería Luis Adelantado in Mexico City, Negras Tormentas [Black Storms] at the Clauselito in the Museum of Mexico City, Número Bestial [Bestial number] at the Museum Ex Teresa Arte actual, among others. He is founding member and co-director of the cultural space Obrera-Centro.
Dot Fiftyone is a Miami based gallery with a focus on contemporary Latin American art. Founded in 2003 by Alfredo Guzman and Isaac Perelman, the gallery is dedicated to exhibiting emerging and established artists whose works encourage dynamic ideas and discourses. Workshops, lectures, events, as well as philanthropy are also part of the gallery program.
Mr. Perelman, former President of the Miami Art Dealers Association (MADA), and Mr. Guzman, former chairman on the Board of the Wynwood Arts District Association (WADA), have reinforced their involvement in the development of the arts in the city.
Dot Fiftyone enjoys a strong collector base in Miami, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and Latin America.