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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Victor Castillo's The Jungle is twisted fairy tales told in lowbrow pop art

Imagery reminiscent of children dressed as clowns reenacting twisted fairy tale-esque scenes might sound frightening, and it definitely is, but under the astute hand of Victor Castillo paintings along these lines take a beautiful life all their own. His brand of corrupted innocence might speak volumes to the state of the world today… while also being a harsh reminder that no age, no matter how clouded by nostalgia, has been picture perfect. And Castillo hopes to show everyone his vision in-person, with an art show opening at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York on February 25th. If you have the opportunity to see his "The Jungle" event, then I'm sure his work will haunt you.

"The Jungle" opens on February 25th and runs through March 24th at the Jonathan Levine Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10011. http://jonathanlevinegallery.com/

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