GALERÍA LUIS ADELANTADO
2013. CDMX, MX
Marcos Castro evokes a series of post-apocalyptic landscapes from the origin and ruin. In 2006, Castro made a mural that was recently rescued from disappearing. This event triggered in the artist an archaeological search of his own work, a kind of tension between creative memory and the artistic exploration he has been doing. Thus, the landscapes presented here are grounded in notions of death and birth / ruin and future.
George Bataille locates the birth of art with the Age of Reno, with a crowd of game and party, announcing at the bottom of these caves, figures where life bursts, which always exceeds and is fulfilled in the game of death and birth. It is in this conception of artistic creation where “Futuras Ruinas (Future ruins)” could be enrolled, consisting of drawings and installations.
On the one hand, the remains of the rescued mural have been appropriated by Marcos Castro to generate a metaphor of the archaeological as a mechanism of creation and knowledge. Furthermore the creation of post-apocalyptic landscapes (ruins of the future) where the use of the space suggests the dimensions of memory and the representations of the emplacements of the desolation fulfilled by each viewer.
Thus, in this exhibition we will recognize the style of Marcos Castro and, in turn, will witness another more creative side of the artist, more in line with the party and the game that Bataille referred to. Futuras ruinas, recalling Maurice Blanchot, is also: “Everything which is essentially before, which is not yet to be. And, at the same time anticipates everything that has been, which is the promise fulfilled beforehand, youth which always starts and does nothing but start.“