Rudolph Castro

(August, 07 - September, 15, 2015)

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CROWDED, VISITED, FAR AWAY/DRAWING SEVENTEEN
Pencil and charcoal on backlight. 60 x 120 cm. 2015
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The art gallery Enlace Arte Contemporáneo – Av. Camino Real 1123 San Isidro will present the next Friday August 7th at 7:30pm the individual exposition from the Young emergent artist Rudolph Castro tittled “CONCURRIDO, VISITADO; ALEJADO”

Rudolph Castro (Lima, 1982) studied in the Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes del Perú, and Torcuato Di Tella University (2015). He has participated in several group exhibitions. He has also presented individually “Mi(l) Novecientos Noventa”, Galería Pancho Fierro (2009); “Satélite 65”, Bruno Gallery (2010); “Libreta de Tiempo”, Galería Cecilia Gonzáles (2011); “...firmes!”, Galería Sala 58 (2012); “Sesenta y dos horas de viaje, cincuenta y nueve años en el sur”, Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland (2014); “Concurrido, visitado, alejado”, Galería Enlace (August, 2015).

Castro was finalist of the Passport For An Artist- 14th National Competition of Visual Arts at Centro Cultural de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, Lima (2011). He received an honorable mention at the 18th National Competition for Young Artists- Cerro Verde award (2008), as well as in the National Competition for the International Year of The Potato, organized by the Centro Cultural de España, Lima (2008).

This new series of extraordinary drawings are a product of Castro’s own living experiences during his various and tireless travels during the last few years; of the places he has walked, where he has kept stories and words that coincide with his own time; where he visited spaces that are able to dazzle with the anecdotes of those who inhabit them, eliciting sensations that must be kept close, and the melancholy of the surroundings, of the air already far gone.

At its core, the work (ranging from objects, toys and characters inserted in contexts of violence) elicits his childhood memories of uneasiness during the nineteen nineties.

Regarding this new series of drawings, the artist points out: “Crowded, Visited... Distanced is the description of lives that I find myself observing, knowing and learning. Crowded, Visited... Distanced´ are the tickets and earphones in my ears, ...Crowded, Visited... Distanced, a space of no-thinking.” Ushunko, Buenos Aires, Julio 2015.

Concerning Castro’s work, the Art Critic Luis Lama has commented: “Rudolph Castro is one of the most inventive and most interesting young artists. Multifaceted in regards to his multidisciplinary character, he has worked equally on noteworthy digital engravings, photography, sculptures, installations and drawings ... they are lose strokes that configure an atmosphere that reminds us of our past violence, still alive under various forms in different strata of our society. Lucid works like these are precisely those that allow us to reflect on what we were and what we continue to be. His work in the exhibition “El último lustro” (2011) was one of the most memorable installations I have seen in Peru.” Lima, November 2011.

the exposition of drawings of RUDOLPH CASTRO can be visited until September 18th from Monday to Saturday from 11.00am to 8.00pm – FREE ENTRANCE