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About the Future (Dreaming), on going 2016 Installation 25 X 11 Ft
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“7 woods / 348 matches” , May 2005, Lima. Assemblage, Matches, Wooden 21 X 26.5 X 12 Cm © 2008 Victor Castro
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"No-mantle" , November 2007, Lima. Assemblage, Yougurt Plastic Bottles Caps and Steel Cable. 192 X 152 X 1.5 Cm © 2008 Victor Castro
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“One big match”, June 2005, Lima. Carved and Burned Wood 5 X 5 X 305 Cm. © 2008 Victor Castro
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"3-D Element, structure 07", June 2005, Lima. Assemblage, Forged Steel 38 X 104 X 45 Cm. © 2008 Victor Castro
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N drops of Lead, 2006 Lead and Tar on Paper 8.5 X 5 Meters © 2008 Victor Castro
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11 weights, 2005 Lead Tire Weights, Steel. 9.6 X 15.5 X 5.7 Cm © 2008 Victor Castro
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11 lead elements, 2005 Lead, Tin, Galvanized Steel and Concrete. 140 X 186 X 140 Cm. © 2008 Victor Castro
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Totem 02, 2005 Fragment of Brick Wall, Blocks of Wood and Wooden Stool 30 X 134 X 33 Cm. © 2008 Victor Castro
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N stones / n cans, 2005 Stones and Tin Cans 45 X 150 X 50 Cm. (approx) © 2008 Victor Castro
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Untitled, 2006 Wood, Metalic Press, Lead and Tar 34 X 83 X 33 Cm. © 2008 Victor Castro
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Retablo, 2006 Cans, Furniture, Metalic Discs, Ceramic and Plastic Sculptures, Music and Light Equipement 500 X 300 X 55 Cm. © 2008 Victor Castro
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Untitled (melted), 2007 Plastic Caps 11 X 7 X 7 Cm. © 2008 Victor Castro
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Non-embroidery , 2007 Rings of PET Plastic Bottles Over Metallic Grid 182 X 84 X 12 Cm. © 2008 Victor Castro
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Untitled, 2007 Returnable Soda Plastic Bottles Caps , PET Bottles and Steel Cable 180 X 55 X 40 Cm. © 2008 Victor Castro
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No-mantle (back) / No-apu (front), 2007 / 2008 Plastic Bottles Caps and Steel Cable 235 X 192 X 1.5 Cm. and Variables © 2008 Victor Castro
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The smallest sculpture (1 container), 2007 Granulated Plastic and Test Tube Glass 9.5 X 1.3 Cm. © 2008 Victor Castro
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Structure, 2008 Wooden Pieces, Reflective Tape and Presses 480 X 500 X 400 Cm. © 2008 Victor Castro
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Untitled (bottoms of bottles), 2008 PET Plastic Bottles and Screws 15 X 20 X 12 Cm © 2008 Victor Castro
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too (much) sky [demasiado cielo], 2008 Plastic Labels and Steel Needles © 2008 Victor Castro
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X wooden pieces, ca. 2007 Assamblage
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Seven pieces of wood , 2008 Wooden Pieces and Metalic Press 135 X 15 X 18 Cm
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121 containers, Jan 2009 Installation 22 X 20 Meters © victor castro
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Simulaciones de transformacion, Nov 2009 Tetrapack Installation
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Simulaciones de transformacion, Nov 2009 Tetrapack Installation
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Simulaciones de transformacion, Nov 2009 Tetrapack Installation
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11 lines, May 2010 Masking Tape
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11 moons, May 2010 Masking Tape and Spray Paint Over Paper
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PEPENAFEST 10, Oct 2010 Plastic Caps Inside PET Bottles
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Los Reyes Aztecas, 2011 Assemblage, PET Bottles and Wooden Structure
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self-portrait of a community, oct 2011
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Untitled (Clandestina), 2012 Painted PET Bottles, Steel Cable 5 X 4 Mts
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Eleven, 2012
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Structure, 2012
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Untitled, 2013 Collage
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Icberg 003, 2013
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Grrrrrr, 2013 Collage
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American Wall Piece, 2013 Assamblage
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American Way Of Life, 2013
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self-portrait as a gringo, 2013
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Wild America, 2013 Cans, Glass Jars, Basballs and Softballs
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Structure, 2013 PET Bottles
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ARTinside Instalation
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Something bigger than us, 2015 1331 Tin Cans and Steel Cable Variable
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Monterrey, Mexico
Birth year
1974
Lives in
Madison
Works in
Madison
Schools
universidad de monterrey, 1997, B.A.
Tags
repurposed sculpture, upcycling, upcycled art sculpture, upcycle, mexican, objects, found-object, emerging, assemblage, victorcastro, small-scale, recicle, latin-american, minimalism, minimalist, post-minimalist, post-conceptual, Art, contemporary, Mexico, victor, castro, usgathering, abstract, sculpture, installation, conceptual, landscape
Statment

TetraPAKMAN (a.k.a. Victor Castro) is a Mexican artist working in social sculpture. His work focuses on questions of sustainability, the environment, educational strategies, and social networks. His community-generated projects are made from thousands of repurposed, often discarded everyday objects that are gathered by people from all walks of life. TetraPAKMAN’s work has been displayed in Mexico, Spain, Peru, and the United States. He currently lives and works in Madison, WI.

 

One of the central aims of TetraPAKMAN's work has been to challenge people’s perceptions about packaging and other disposable materials. The process of involving the community in every stage of the projects gives participants an opportunity to re-imagine the possibilities and potentials of these materials in art, design, construction, and perhaps science. This system also provides an opportunity for everyone to take action; to demonstrate the use of alternatives as viable solutions to our contemporary societal problems.

 

The USgathering Project, TetraPAKMAN’s unique process, combines participatory workshops, energetic public/collective activities, specific materials gathering initiatives, school and office visits, development of monumental pieces, abstract art, alternative education, and environmental activism. USgathering is constantly exploring local support resources for these practices, as well as the possibilities for collaborative social sculpture projects with institutions, individuals and organizations.