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David DeCastro

The idea that our existence might be random doesn't sit well with me. I suspect that I am not alone. I find proof of that suspicion in the universal and timeless need to create and recreate systems of order: political, social, and religious. The way in which I work seems to thematically reflect this idea and reaction.

My work always begins with the randomness of a found object (never beginning with a concept or theme for which I have to find "the right thing"). Once found, I indulge the impulse to create an ordered composition by manipulating and abstracting the object and/or the world in which it lives. -David de Castro

Bates College, Lewiston, ME
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Massachussetts College of Art, Boston, MA
University of Massachussetts, Boston, MA

Izzo's Artery
Around the Coyote Festival
Glass Curtain Gallery
Gallery 2828
ATC Gallery
Takohl Gallery
Open Air 1943: Installation at Theatre on the Lake

Around the Coyote Festival Curator's Choice: 1999, 2000, 2002

link: www.daviddecastro.com

above:"stations of the cross (13-14) " , 2002 - acrylic, etched durock, 48" x 48" - all rights reserved by the artist.

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