Feb 15, 2022
This week, we talk with Marcos Castro about his experience minting his first ever NFTs, the abstract nature of digital ownership, the revolutionary potential of blockchain technology, the domestication of graffiti art and its connection to the crypto-art scene, and the potential of collective models of making.
Mexican-born artist Marcos Castro works across a wide range of different media, connecting with the idea of art as a sacred sphere. Primarily based on his drawing skills as a key to his creative process, he also makes painted ceramics, installations, paintings, and murals. The challenge in his ouvres to capture symbolic elements in myths, local stories and in national history or natural environments in order to exploit their potential to generate new identities from old images. “Ruins” are a leitmotif across his work. The essence of this approach is to show subjects in new and revelatory ways, and in doing so to heighten their physical and emotional resonance. This is why Castro is so interested in the power of rituals and mural as they produce a space for commonality and utopia for art experience.