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OUR ARTIST PARTNER EXHIBITION

Inspired by 'Gulliver's Travels' by Jonathan Swift, the Chilean artist Victor Castillo (1973) in Madrid presents a sample of his latest works, in which the acid humor and critical thinking is perceived by Irish writer. As in the book, with his paintings Castillo produced a satire of society through a seemingly child labor. The scale of power, fear, corruption and cruelty are constant in his work, in which political and sensuality go hand in hand. 

Titled Strange Fiction, the sample makes clear another major issue that the artist frequently uses: the colonization of American culture through its films and animated series. What choice have a child who grows submerged in a culture imposed no more options than the power groups decided? According to Castillo the result is a willing mind; ultimately brainwashed scale.