Artist Liset Castillo
LISET CASTILLO (1974 Camagüey, Cuba)

This new series of photographs, sculptures and installations question the manner in which the World is constructed and the violent environment in which it has been shaped.

Labyrinths and other geometric forms are a means of describing civilization’s history. They represent the mathematical calculations that are underlying in all the structures of power and order, past, present and future and serve as a metaphor for humanity’s journey through history, mythology, architecture, landscape and all human behavior.

Everything is created with a fetish like attention to material, shape and structure. Castillo has a natural connection to sculpting sand because it is a primitive manner of generating ephemeral forms and unnatural scenarios. With sand she attempts to build a perfect “fake” world.

Ultimately, all ideal urban and social forms are a little dehumanizing; nature and landscape appear as a mute witness to man’s actions. Contemporary experience is the result of bloody wars, history, mythology, religion, imperial and metropolitan structures, construction and deconstruction, reality and fiction. All of these factors come together in the composition of everyone of the works, and they fall apart too.

10 AM TO 6 PM

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Artist Liset Castillo

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