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Jose Castillo    

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Pop Culture Icons: "Stamps"

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at Memphis George Fine Art-to-Wear Jewelry and Gallery

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"The pieces are created using a 6-band stamp and ink pad .  When observed closely the artwork is stamped using the individual's birt h date or other meaningful dates relating to the subject.  I feel as though my art technique is original and will be a focal point from the gallery to an aficionado's home"

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Excerpt from The Santa Monica Mirror news article on Jose Ca stillo's work:

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New Ideas Thrive At A rtLA Gallery In Santa Monica

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by Roge r Morante

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June 7\, 2012

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ArtLA hosted an artist reception last Saturday for a new exhibition that highlights some of the most modern innovations in th e art world today.

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The works ranged from oil on canvas\, mixed media\, st ainless steel\, fabricated bronze\, and even a new form of art styled as da te stamp on paper.

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Most notable advancements in the field of art at the e xhibition could be found in the fields of pop art by Jose Castillo\, expres sionism by Jill Bogdanowicz\, and classical art by Georgio Tuscani.

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Pop a rtist Castillo displayed his sole piece a face of silver screen star Audrey Hepburn fashioned entirely out of a date stamp on paper.

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“Everything I d o is with a rubber date stamp\,” said Castillo who “picks” icons by their b irthdate and then stamps away on a piece of paper in order to create his de sired image.

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Castillo gained much of his inspiration through his mentor S teve Kaufman who is famous for creating pop art out of icons such as Albert Einstein\, Marilyn Monroe\, and James Dean.

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More notably\, Kaufman studi ed under Andy Warhol\, the founder of pop art\, and Castillo falls into thi s direct descendent line of pop artists directly connected to Warhol\, the American pop art movement founder.

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When picking his subjects\, Castillo u ses “a random toss of the dice\,” believing that “everything happens for a reason.”

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But even as Castillo stamps away\, he is trying to redefine hims elf in order to become more then a pop artist and he has worked diligently on more than 70 different pieces in the past two and a half years in order to evolve as an artist.

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“Slowly but surely I am trying to get into common art\,” said Castillo. “Art is like breathing to me. It’s one of those thin gs that if I don’t do it\, it just doesn’t feel right to me.”

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http://www.smmirror.com/articles/Life-and-Arts/New-Ideas-Thrive-At-ArtLA -Gallery-In-Santa-Monica/34790

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Jo se Castillo on Facebook:

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https://www.facebook. com/josecastilloart?group_id=0

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http://about.me/demand1

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 Memphis George is an award winning jewelr y artist who has had her work work to the Oscars by Academy Award nominees\ , and by actresses in film and print. Her work is collected by elite patron s of the arts.

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< i>Memphis George Fine Art-to-Wear Jewelry and Gallery supports local artist s\, artists with disabilities\, outsiders\, and fine and functional art.  I t is a working studio as well as a store and gallery.

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