reviews

  • Jacobo Castellano, Malos tiempos (Bad Times), 2009, cardboard, papier-mâché, plaster, glass, milk, 10 1/4 x 32 x 27 1/2".

    Jacobo Castellano

    Fúcares Madrid

    Jacobo Castellano emerged on the Spanish art scene a decade ago with works that vividly retrace the memory of his early years in the southern region of his native Andalusia. Ever since, the distinctive environment in which Castellano spent his childhood has shaped a powerfully unnerving discourse that unfolds across sculpture, installation, photography, and collage. While not unaffected by international influences, such as that of the austere and metaphorically charged objects of Arte Povera, Castellano’s work always bears the weight of his own ambivalent cultural heritage: a gloomy worldview,

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