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Paula Castillo

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20110624083322-castillo_04
tethered, 2011 Individually Welded Lock Washers and Hand Twisted Wire 18" X 15" X 11"
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tethered , 2011 Individually Welded Lock Washers and Hand Twisted Wire 18" X 15" X 11"
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crossroads of all kinds of tracks, 2011 Conte Crayon and Sumi Ink 22" X 30"
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the second part (the network), 2011 Individually Welded Fencing Nails, Auto Body Finish 52" X 52" X 16"
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the second part (the network), 2011 Individually Welded Fencing Nails, Auto Body Finish 52" X 52" X 16"
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little by little we lose our imagined location, 2011 Conte Crayon and Sumi Ink 40" X 60"
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placeholder for displacements, 2011 Individually Welded Mild Steel Bi Product 11" X 27" X 3"
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jump, 2011 Chalk Pastel 60" X 38"
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like all the portions of those small waves, 2011 Individually Welded Mild Steel Bi Product 32” X 32” X 4”
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I can only count things, 2011 Individually Welded Mild Steel Bi Product, Auto Body Finish With Gilder's Paste 29" X 18" X 18"
20110624095008-castillo_04
tethered, 2011 Individually Welded Lock Washers and Hand Twisted Wire 18" X 15" X 11"
Quick Facts
Schools
Yale University
University of New Mexico
Tags
installation, landscape, digital, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

I am a contemporary sculptor who creates discrete and conceptually rigorous objects both in and of themselves and meshed into larger tentative environments. I am known for my penchant for creating form by hand welding thousands of tiny pieces of metal bi-product together. My preference is for industrial materials scavenged from regional fabricators and scrap yards to simultaneously ‘show and tell’ a piece of the suffocating dislocation of matter. My work annexes minimalist forms and schemes and reinscribes them with a quietly schizophrenic division between the hyper organized desire to dissolve into the world (using permeable webs capable of catching detritus and treasures alike) and the need to buttress margins (using antagonistic and unfriendly obstacles and traps). I like to mimic the manic intensity with which we structure our world/ the human agency to arrange and work nature/culture and always wait for that aspect that tirelessly escapes the transformation into workability. I especially like to perform fantasies of natural objects and relations to expose not only our real strangeness but also to imagine the immense complexity involved for any entity. Ultimately the final goal for all of my artwork really is to expose our real, dense and buried attachments to the ‘other’.