• BIO / CV

    • Bio / CV

      Claudio Castillo was born in Havana Cuba in 1958. He grew up and studied in Spain, France and England, and started technology and video companies in London, Madrid and New York. He lives and works in Miami Florida as an artist, animator, cameraman and television editor.

      He has exhibited his generative and interactive work in International Art fairs and Museums in Europe the US and China. His work combines traditional watercolors techniques with the latest cutting edge technologies in Computer graphics. His watercolor work is animated and composited in real time to create impermanent artwork that is fleeting yet tied to natural cycles such as the moon and tides. He also uses RSS feeds of financial, news and weather data  to drive the artwork in real time. He has created custom animated video family portraits. His interest lie in art, video and computer technology.

       

      Education:

      Middlesex Polytechnic, London, UK 1981

      London International Film School, London, UK 1978-80

      Univeriste D'Aix Marseille, France 1977

       

      Art Exhibits:

      Brisky Gallery, Wynwood Miami, FL 2015

      Art Expo, New York City, March 2015.

      Spectrum, Miami, FL December 2014.

      Art Palm Beach, January 2014

      MIA Sea Fair, Miami,  January 2014,

      SCOPE Art Fair, Miami  December 2013,

      Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Disrupted Nature  May, 2013

      Fountain Art Fair, New York, March 2013

      FAT VILLAGE, Ft Lauderdale, March 2013

      Brisky Gallery, Miami, February 2013

      MIA Sea Fair, February 2013

      Groundspace Project  Los Angeles, January 2013

      Parallax Fair, Miami, FL , December 2012

      Art Miami, Miami, Fl , December 2011

      Edgezones, Miami, Fl , December 2011

      Art Miami, Miami, Fl , December 2010

      Solo Show Salomon Arts, New York City, New York, November 2010

      Solo Show Arte Americas, Tresart, Miami Fl, March 2010

      Imaginarium, Ft Lauderdale, Fl, February -March 13 2010

      Art Miami, Miami, Fl , December 2009

      Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Animamix Biennial, Taiwan, November 2009

      Naples Museum of Art, Fl, Latin American Painting Now, October 2009

      Hot Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, June 2009

      Arte Americas, Miami, FL, March 2009

      Art Expo, New York City, New York, February 2009

      Nicole Henry Gallery Group Show, Palm Beach, FL, November 2009

      Art Miami, Miami, Fl, December 2009

      Nicole Henry Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, November 2009

      Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, Beyond Photoshop, Sept 2008

      PINTA, Contemporary Art Fair, New York City , NY, November 2008

      Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, Awards 08 Show, Sept 2008

      CCE/Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, June 2008

      Tresart Cuban Contemporaries, Miami , FL, May 2008

      Arte Americas, Miami, FL, March 2008

      Edgezones Group Show, Miami, FL, December 2007

      Art Futures Group Show, Miami, FL, December 2007

      Art Miami, Miami, FL, December 2007

      PINTA Contemporary Art Fair, New York City, NY, November 2007

      Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Animamix Biennial, China, October 2007

      Art Expo, Las Vegas, NV, September 2007

      Group Show, Art Futures Gallery, Miami, FL, July 2007

      "Light on San Servolo" Art Fair, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, June 2007

      CIGE Art Fair, Beijing, China, May 2007

      CIRCA Art Fair, Puerto Rico, April 2007

      DiVA Video Art Fair, New York City, NY, February 2007

      Group Show, "Zones Fair", Edgezones , Miami, FL, December 2006

      Group Show, "Moving Image", Alonso Gallery, Miami, FL, November 2006

      Group Show, Edgezones, Miami, FL, December 2005

      Group Show, "Son," Design Center of the Americas, Hollywood, FL, 1993

      Solo Show, Brickell Square, Miami, FL, 1992

      Group Show, "Comet Halley", A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, 1985

      Group Show, Galeria Sigfrido, Madrid, Spain, 1982

      Solo Show, Bacardi Gallery, Miami, FL, 1979

      Solo Show, El Sombrero Gallery, Torremolinos, Spain, 1977

       

      Awards

      Winner of the 2008 Museum of Latin American Art's award in the category of video and photography.

       

      Video / Animation

      IBB, BBG, OCB, 1992 – present

      Editor, cameraman, writer, director, graphic designer, and animation

      news segments, documentaries, interstitials, openings, and specials.

       Writer/Producer/Director/Animator

      Series, Joke of the Day, Univision Newscasts, Miami 1998

       Web design Televisa, Miami 1996

       Production Manager

      3D Showscan, Concierto por la Tierra, World’s Fair, Seville, Spain 1991

      Freelance Animator / Designer . New York City 1988-90

      Freelance Animator / Designer . Madrid Spain  1980-82

      Entrepreneurial

      Vice-president, Xicon Sytems, New York, 1985-1988

      Restructured Xicon to form Celefex, a computer animation production company; produced and animated commercial and non commercial, promotional, and industrial videos. Demonstrated animation system, co-wrote manual and user interface.

      Chairman and President, Antics Enterprises, New York 1983-1985

      Incorporated company, developed business plan, found partners, secured financing, purchased equipment and hired personnel.

      Exhibitor, ACM Siggraph: Detroit 1983, Minneapolis 1984, San Francisco 1985, Dallas 1986.

      Teaching

      Antics computer-animation software, Sintesis, Granada, Spain, 1991

      Antics computer animation software, Impact Communications, Birmingham, UK 1990

       

    • Video / Animation

      IBB, BBG, OCB, 1992 – present

      Editor, cameraman, writer, director, graphic designer, and animation

      news segments, documentaries, interstitials, openings, and specials.

       

      Producer/Director/Writer/Cameraman/Editor

      Option Zero 2006 ,Historia Sindical 2006, Los Desterrados 2000

      Midem 1998, Castro in Rome 1996, Benigno 1995

       

      Notable assignments

      Field producer/Cameraman/Editor

      Plebiscite, Puerto Rico 1998

      Presidential Summit of the Americas, Santiago, Chile 1998

      President Clinton: Address to Chilean National Congress, Chile 1998

      Presidential Summit of the Americas, Santiago, Chile 1996

      Pope John Paul II-Fidel Castro Meeting, Vatican 1996

      Cuban Rafter Crisis, Guantanamo, Cuba 1994

       

      Writer/Producer/Director/Animator

      Series, Joke of the Day, Univision Newscasts, Miami 1998

       

      Web design Televisa, Miami 1996

       

      Production Manager

      3D Showscan, Concierto por la Tierra, World’s Fair, Seville, Spain 1991

      Freelance Animator / Designer . New York City 1988-90

      Freelance Animator / Designer . Madrid Spain  1980-82

    • Entrepreneurial

      Vice-president, Xicon Sytems, New York, 1985-1988

      Restructured Xicon to form Celefex, a computer animation production company; produced and animated commercial and non commercial, promotional, and industrial videos. Demonstrated animation system, co-wrote manual and user interface.

       

      Chairman and President, Antics Enterprises, New York 1983-1985

      Incorporated company, developed business plan, found partners, secured financing, purchased equipment and hired personnel.

       

      Exhibitor, ACM Siggraph: Detroit 1983, Minneapolis 1984, San Francisco 1985, Dallas 1986.

       

      Teaching

      Antics computer-animation software, Sintesis, Granada, Spain, 1991

      Antics computer animation software, Impact Communications, Birmingham, UK 1990.

    • Education

       

       

       

      Middlesex Polytechnic, computer animation studies, London UK 1981

      London International Film School, film production  London  UK 1980

      Université D’Aix, French language studies, Aix-en-Provence  France 1977

       

      SOFTWARE

      Antics, Avid, Photoshop, Flash, Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut

       

      LANGUAGES

      English, Spanish, French

       

       

       

  • ART STATEMENT

     

     

    In my work, the worlds of painting, animation, and computer programming conspire together in a subtly subversive take on software art. The watercolor image has traditionally existed as a unique original, along with the possibility for reproduction. Software art has often focused on a program generating complex images that mirror the endless variables made possible by computer coding.

    I have found a way to marry these opposing practices by embedding software in dreamlike, poetic watercolor landscapes, creating "non-linear regenerative paintings." Unlike repetitive video art, these images endlessly evolve in a random progression in which no single composition will ever be precisely repeated -- at least, not for hundreds of thousands to trillions of years depending upon the number of layers in the painting.

    I begin with digitized versions of my watercolors; split the images into several layers, and then animate each one independently in multiple ways. This creates the possibility of countless variations of the painting within each composition. I have also integrated natural cycles into these works, such as the moon and the tides, which are represented figuratively in the paintings' imagery, while their animated movement and phases are controlled by real-world, real-time cycles, whose algorithms are programmed into the work.

    The reactive pieces make use of Internet connectivity to reflect real-time weather, stock market and live news data within the work’s imagery, creating artwork that responds live to incoming RSS feeds. I have also incorporated high resolution video into my animated watercolor to create animated commissioned video portraits.

    I want my iconography to resonate as organic matter as well as abstract forms: Water, flowers, rain, sun, vines, grass, roots, sky, rocks are rendered schematically and move subtly toward abstraction. The introduction of multiplicity, chance, and natural cycles into a single image, and its preprogrammed control, opens the work up to a world of puzzling juxtapositions: impermanence / ceaselessness, fine art / technology, original image / duplication / live data. Since every viewing is unique, every print is also an original, I am becoming the most prolific artist, and one of the few that will continue to create well after death.

     

  • PRESS

    • Miami artist Claudio Castillo wins MoLAA Awards in the category of Video and Photography

       

      Miami, Florida (October 27, 2008) –Miami artist Claudio Castillo is the recipient of The Museum of Latin American Art´s (MOLAA) third annual MOLAA Awards in the category of Video and Photography. The MoLAA Awards is an invitational juried art competition for emerging and mid-career contemporary Latin American artists.

       

       

       

      The winning piece, Virgin Apparition (Aparición de la Virgen de la Caridad), is a watercolor painting that has been manipulated by animation and software giving the portrait an ethereal effect, eerily appearing and disappearing and transforming continually before the viewer’s eyes. The watercolor image of the Virgin and landscape has been digitized and split into six layers; each layer is animated independently of the others and then re-composited with the others in a random non-linear sequence, offering an infinite number of possible compositions of the original piece. The background image has one chance of repetition in 8 trillion years, and the iconic image of the Virgen de la Caridad appears and disappears as motion is detected in front of the art work.

       

      Claudio Castillo is a watercolor artist and animator who been working with computers, video and film since 1980. Fascinated with integrating the two different media, Castillo has on numerous occasions fused the dreamy, poetic qualities of watercolor painting with the endless possibilities of the digital world to create a form of “living painting” that is constantly moving and changing.

       

      The MOLAA Awards were established by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California to further encourage the support of Latin American artists in the United States. The signature event and prestigious awards offer the artists greater exposure to new audiences and the cash awards are to assist the artists further develop their artistic careers. The award winning works of art become a part of the MOLAA Permanent Collection.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • El arte latinoamericano irrumpe en China

      Artistas cubanos, chilenos y dominicanos presentan sus obras en la Exposición Internacional de Galerías de Pekín

      EFE - Pekín - 04/05/2007

       

      Performances con kamasutra, cuadros que sólo se repiten cada ocho billones de años o un dios yoruba encarnado en materiales chinos fueron algunas de las renovadoras propuestas presentadas ayer por artistas latinoamericanos en la Exposición Internacional de Galerías de Pekín (CIGE).

       

      En un taller dedicado al nuevo arte latinoamericano y patrocinado por la Embajada de Chile en Pekín, el cubano Claudio Castillo, los chilenos Nicoykatiushka y la dominicana Charo Oquet desembarcaron por primera vez en el país asiático con una muestra de lenguajes artísticos que sacan todo su jugo a las nuevas tecnologías.

       

      Es el caso de Castillo, un cubano que vivió en Londres y en España y reside actualmente en Miami, creador de unas insólitas acuarelas animadas, sincronizadas gracias a los milagros de la informática con las mareas y los ciclos de la luna.

       

      Estas obras de Arte en evolución, como él las ha definido, se animan con el pulso táctil del espectador a través de un programa informático que elige aleatoriamente qué animación reproducir y permite que cada visión de la obra sea única e irrepetible en hasta ocho billones de años. "Es una obra que sólo la ves una vez en la vida, como la vida misma", explicó el artista.

       

      Por su parte, el matrimonio chileno de los Nicoykatiushka abogó por un renacimiento de la performance, que a su juicio sigue todavía viviendo de la "época gloriosa" de los 70. "Hay que deshacerse de la idea de que el cuerpo es la herramienta principal. Las nuevas tecnologías dan nuevas oportunidades. La performance podría dejar de ser algo alternativo y convertirse en una tendencia artística dominante", afirmó la pareja.

       

      Entre las obras más conocidas del matrimonio de artistas figura Coitus reservatus, una creación que a estos chilenos les gustaría traer a China y en la que la pareja representa posiciones del Kamasutra con trajes de los años 50 apoyándose en tres pantallas que van ofreciendo sus movimientos de forma sincronizada.

       

      Además, la pareja, que tiene intención de buscar inspiración oriental durante un año en la ciudad china sureña de Chongqing, confía en poderse llevar a algún artista chino a la próxima Bienal de Performance de Chile, en la que serán comisarios.

       

      Homenaje a la santería

       

      Desde su llegada a este país a finales de abril, la polifacética Oquet recopiló materiales del país para ofrecer en CIGE Cruce de caminos, un homenaje a la santería caribeña, en concreto al dios yoruba Eleguá, "al que invocar para luego invocar al resto", explica.

       

       

    • The Latin American Art Journal

      Monday, April 26th, 2010 | Posted by Editor

      MIAMI, ART CAPITAL OF LATIN AMERICA

      By Valentina Tintori

      At Arteamericas Art Fair 2010, emerging talents shared space alongside acclaimed artist such as Salvador Dali, Manolo Valdés and León Ferrari.

      The eighth edition of Arteamericas opened its doors last March at the Miami Beach Convention Center. In general the event offered emerging contemporary and conceptual art.  Through their proposals, artists earned spaces in the young collectors market who are involved in art and are looking for new tendencies and new proposals.  In this exhibit the majority of the pieces were by up-and-coming artists, there were only a few artworks by well known artists such as Miguel Pujos who presented an old fisherman’s net in order to emphasize the main role of music in latin american culture. There was a sculpture by Salvador Dali, “Hombre sobre delft” along with a beautiful wooden Menina “Margarita” by Manolo Valdés valued at USD 1,700,000, also an art piece by the prestigious argentinean artist León Ferrari, and marvelous works by cubans Wilfredo Lam and Carlos Enríquez which were shown by the well known  Miami Art galleries, Cernuda Arte and Latin Art Core.

      More than 300 artists were represented by galleries based in cities such as Berlin, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Panama, Miami, Madrid, Santiago de Chile and Caracas. .

      As a curator the one artist which caught my eye in this exhibition was cuban artist Claudio Castillo been shown by TRESART Gallery, who presented four pieces with a production categorized by some critics as “Regenerative art”  consisting of watercolor animation  drawings integrated into a software which was created by the artist himself, it is a mixture between paint and video art . His work is presented in a box with a LCD screen that shows a video about a painting which is in constant movement and the image changes by itself. What the spectator sees in a moment can only be repeated or seen again in 8 trillion years according to the artist.

      Castillo is not only an excellent drawer, he is also a technology creator which turns him into an avant-garde artist. One of Claudio’s pieces was connected to internet and changed accordingly to what was happening with the climate at the time.

      This year the fair offered special support to the Haitian art community affected by the recent earthquake, this effort was directed by the caribbean artist Edward……………Also , throughout the event the organizing committee offered interesting conferences on contemporary art dictated by curators from the Miami Art Museum, Bs Museum in Miami and Americas Society Foundation in NYC.

    • Art afficionados from around the globe descended onto Miami last week for the city’s annual Design Week, hosting art fairs and exhibits featuring both established and upcoming talents. One such fair is SCOPE, which has a rep for hosting some pretty modern, pretty quirky art works. For more than a decade now, the art show organization has become known for showcasing “emerging, contemporary art for a diverse, international crowd” beyond just Miami alone.

       

      Set up right on the sandy beaches, this year’s SCOPE Miami Art Fair delivered a wide range of art works that incorporated mixed media infused with technology, ranging from 3D printers to magnetic fields, and even to video art that has a run time to last a couple hundred generations.

       

      After scouring the 90+ booths, we’ve highlighted 7 artists and their exhibited pieces that managed to land on our radars–and should be on yours too.

       

      Alain Le Boucher, Harmonies Instables, 2012

       

       

      French artist Alain Le Boucher has been creating light sculptures since 1982. By applying micro-informatic capabilities into his sculptures (something he’s been doing since 1978), he transforms rather dull looking wires and metal frames into animated art works with LEDs that light up through different syncopations that are kept on loop.

       

      Dara Gallopin, HOVERBOARD 2013, 201

       

       

      Who would of guessed that the 1989 film Back to the Future II would have any artistic relevance almost 25 years later, especially in the form of recreating a real hoverboard? Swiss artist Dara Gallopin has recreated the film’s famous prop by manufacturing a podium that produces an electromagnetic field, while two magnets underneath the board keep it floating. Even if the board can’t really transport people like in the film, having this piece of art in your abode would for sure be one hell of a conversational piece.

       

      Karina Acosta, Videophone, 2012

      Also finding influence from objects (or ideas of objects) looming from our childhood days, Karina Acosta has hacked a vintage children’s toy, installing an actual video display that loops footage of a young girl in a playground.

       

      Anne Morgan Spalter, Topio & Gems, 2013

       

       

      Is the future of interior design lead by furniture and home furnishing that are integrated with tech-powered art? Anne Morgan Spalter’s Topio and Gems pieces show that this could very well be a possibility. Topio is a coffee table (yes, an actually functioning coffee table) that has an encased flat screen TV, while her series Gems are mini screens and wires casted in resin, molded in the shape of–you guessed it–gems, which could make for great paperweights. Both artworks display footage captured by the artist from cities around the world, programmed with a visually mesmerizing kaleidoscope effect and played on loop.

       

      island6, The Sound of Leaves Departing from a Silent Tree, 2011

       

      Another piece of art that was manifested into an average household furnishing was this mirror embedded with LED lights to display different messages that explore “the bittersweet memories of a spurned mistress, her melancholy and vulnerability forever frozen into the antique wood framed mirror that she stared desolately into.”

       

      Claudio Castillo, Trozo, 2012

       

       

      A still photo of one of Claudio Castillo’s evolving artworks can’t do the artist proper justice. While his video artworks can be displayed on a variety of screens, his creations are more than just a video on loop–they’re software based, non-linear, random, animated watercolors that have one chance of repetition in 400,000 to 8 trillion years, making each viewing and print unique.

       

      David Rosenbloom, Fuji Materializing, 2013

       

       

       

      After Miami Beach resident and multimedia artist David Rosenbloom debuted his animated, moving montage of Toyko with geographically detailed views from Mt. Fuji at last year’s SCOPE fair in New York, he was invited again this year and decided to create a 3D homage of last year’s film. The live exhibition of 3D printing started on Monday, December 2nd, taking the whole week to complete each block (made out of glue), giving a chance for all SCOPE visitors to see the whole production process.

       

      To start planning your trip to next year's events, check out Scope's website for more details.

      By Susie Gertner

      Tags: SCOPE Miami, Art Fairs, Alain Le Boucher, Dara Gallopin, Karina Acosta, Anne Morgan Spalter, Claudio Castillo, David Rosenbloom, Art Basel

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      La negación del arte contemporáneo

      ¿Ha visto una "pintura que se mueve"? Vea la obra de Claudio Castillo, que se presenta en una de las exposiciones satélites de Art Basel Miami 2015.

       

       

      Grace Piney

      diciembre 02, 2015

       

      "El Arte murió", diría cualquier Zaratustra de nuestro tiempo. Lo cierto es que es difícil encontrar la obra y al artista genuino.

       

      Desde su constitución, en 1970, Art Basel ha trabajado por ser un referente en el mercado del Arte mundial. Basilea, Miami y Hong Kong presentan alrededor de 4.000 artistas y unas 300 galerías en cada edición. Las ventas son millonarias, porque es una cita fundamentalmente para coleccionistas y galeristas del mercado fuerte, que van a la caza de "valores sólidos".

       

      Pero Art Basel mueve otro circuito, que va paralelo y que ha crecido de manera casi espontánea. Todas las ciudades en las que se presenta Basel han visto crecer verdaderas ciudadelas en las que el arte vive durante todo el año y que celebra la llegada de Basel con exposiciones y programas especiales. En Miami, ha sido el caso del distrito artístico de Wynwood, que este año ha ido expandiéndose hacia el Downtown.

       

      El valor del Arte no puede negarse, sería un horrible acto de apostasía, pero hay que armarse de paciencia para hacer un buen hallazgo. De ahí que buena parte de la crítica haya perdido hasta la fe en el Arte, como que "ya no hay nada nuevo".

       

      Y esto es importante para comenzar a hablar de la obra de Claudio Castillo. Porque es realmente algo tan genuino que es difícil incluso catalogar su obra, lo primero que deberíamos hacer.

       

       

      ​Castillo es un artista cubanoamericano. Su formación es en dirección de cine y su vida se ha movido entre Nueva York, Madrid, Londres y Miami. Su obra se ha expuesto en Estados Unidos, España, Italia, Reino Unido, China, Japón y Latinoamérica. En relación con Art Basel Miami 2015, puede encontrarse en una de las ferias satélites y puede visitarse en la galería Blinkgroup de Spectrum Feria.

       

      Para clasificar la obra de Castillo, podríamos decir que es "arte generativo"; podemos decir también que es "arte digital". Pero ni para los expertos en Arte estaríamos diciendo mucho. Lo que sí está claro (y no siempre se puede ser tan contundente cuando se trata de la creación contemporánea) es que "es Arte".

       

       

       

      Si explicamos cómo es el proceso creativo de su obra, el lector puede captar mejor a qué nos referimos.

       

       

       

      En un principio, Castillo trabaja a partir de una pintura. Esa obra la descompone de manera digital y configura con ella diversas películas (capas) que luego combina, a través de un algoritmo.

       

      ¿El resultado? Una pintura que se mueve… una suerte de caleidoscopio.

       

       

       

      Algunas de sus piezas son absolutamente abstractas y en otras el espectador puede reconocer cierto sentido figurativo y argumental.

       

       

       

      Pero la unicidad de su obra no termina ahí. Y volvemos a Nietzsche porque valoramos la originalidad y ello nos devuelve a Zaratustra y su cuestionamiento del eterno retorno:

       

      El soporte de la obra de Castillo, lo que no vemos y es intangible, ese algoritmo, hace que la obra cambie tanto tiempo como durante 400.000 años, unas, y otras ocho trillones de años.

       

      No es que la perspectiva del espectador cambie su visión de ella, no; en este caso la obra en sí misma es la que cambia. Está "programada" para ser diferente cada segundo. Eso hace a Castillo, probablemente, el artista más prolífico de la Historia; un autor cuya obra seguirá produciendo, en original, después de su muerte.

       

       

       

      Algunas de las obras de Castillo son interactivas, están conectadas a internet y se mueven en dependencia de las fluctuaciones de la Bolsa de valores, de las noticias, de las fases de la luna y las mareas; otras, son sensibles a la presencia humana…

       

       

       

      ¿El formato físico? Las obras son enmarcadas en pantallas digitales de alta definición y las dimensiones pueden ser variables.

       

       

       

      El Arte habrá muerto el día que nos deje de conmover, el día que deje de ser original. En las manos de Castillo, no ocurrirá por lo menos hasta dentro de 400.000 años.

  • EXHIBITIONS

     

    Florida Contemporaries, The Baker Museum, Naples, FL January 2016.

    Spectrum, Miami, FL December 2015.

    Art Expo New York, NY March 2014.

    Spectrum, Miami, FL December 2014.

    Art Palm Beach, January 2014

    MIA Sea Fair, Miami,  January 2014,

    SCOPE Art Fair, Miami  December 2013,

    Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Disrupted Nature  May, 2013

    Fountain Art Fair, New York, March 2013

    FAT VILLAGE, Ft Lauderdale, March 2013

    Brisky Gallery, Miami, February 2013

    MIA Sea Fair, February 2013

    Groundspace Project  Los Angeles, January 2013

    Parallax Fair, Miami, FL , December 2012

    Art Miami, Miami, Fl , December 2011

    Edgezones, Miami, Fl , December 2011

    Art Miami, Miami, Fl , December 2010

    Solo Show Arte Americas, Tresart, Miami Fl, March 2010

    Imaginarium, Ft Lauderdale, Fl, February -March 13 2010

    Art Miami, Miami, Fl , December 2009

    Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Animamix Biennial, Taiwan, November 2009

    Naples Museum of Art, Fl, Latin American Painting Now, October 2009

    Hot Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, June 2009

    Arte Americas, Miami, FL, March 2009

    Art Expo, New York City, NY, February 2009

    Nicole Henry Gallery Group Show, Palm Beach, FL, November 2009

    Art Miami, Miami, Fl, December 2009

    Nicole Henry Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, November 2009

    Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, Beyond Photoshop, Sept 2008

    PINTA, Contemporary Art Fair, New York City , NY, November 2008

    Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, Awards 08 Show, Sept 2008

    CCE/Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, June 2008

    Tresart Cuban Contemporaries, Miami , FL, May 2008

    Arte Americas, Miami, FL, March 2008

    Edgezones Group Show, Miami, FL, December 2007

    Art Futures Group Show, Miami, FL, December 2007

    Art Miami, Miami, FL, December 2007

    PINTA Contemporary Art Fair, New York City, NY, November 2007

    Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Animamix Biennial, China, October 2007

    Art Expo, Las Vegas, NV, September 2007

    Group Show, Art Futures Gallery, Miami, FL, July 2007

    "Light on San Servolo" Art Fair, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, June 2007

    CIGE Art Fair, Beijing, China, May 2007

    CIRCA Art Fair, Puerto Rico, April 2007

    DiVA Video Art Fair, New York City, NY, February 2007

    Group Show, "Zones Fair", Edgezones , Miami, FL, December 2006

    Group Show, "Moving Image", Alonso Gallery, Miami, FL, November 2006

    Group Show, Edgezones, Miami, FL, December 2005

    Group Show, "Son," Design Center of the Americas, Hollywood, FL, 1993

    Solo Show, Brickell Square, Miami, FL, 1992

    Group Show, "Comet Halley", A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, 1985

    Group Show, Galeria Sigfrido, Madrid, Spain, 1982

    Solo Show, Bacardi Gallery, Miami, FL, 1979

    Solo Show, El Sombrero Gallery, Torremolinos, Spain, 1977

     

     AWARDS

    Winner of the 2008 Museum of Latin American Art's award in the category of video and photography.

  • TECH SPECS

    In the event of  hardware failure, the software can be reinstalled on a new system. The software license is for one machine at a time only, and if the hardware is replaced the new hardware is at owner's cost.

     

    Artwork consists of a framed Imac or Mac mini Apple computer, or PC. And all software.

     

    No other software can be installed on the same computer, apart from the operating system and other software provided by artist, an Internet connection allows the artist to troubleshoot and install files remotely, also a backup of the art piece is kept.

    Several pieces can run on the same computer, they are set on a timer to change whenever desired.

     

    Computer :

     

    24" and 20" or latest Apple IMac. Dual Core 2 Intel, 2.16 Ghz Processor, 4 Gigs of RAM.

    NVIdia video card. Mac OS X or Windows  Mini Mac: Same as above. PC : Equivalent as above.

     

    Additional optional hardware:

     

    DVI output from computer can be connected to large scale HDTV LCDs,High definition screens or projectors, using DVI in and out at 1280 X 1024 scaled resolution. Touch screens allows the viewer to stop the movement of any given layer. Built in camera triggers interactivity.

    A high quality printer allows for the creation of infinite original prints from the Generative series.

     

    Care / Installation:

     

    Plug the art piece in to the wall outlet and press the button on the back of the computer. The artwork is programmed to shutdown and restart on a daily basis. In the event of a system malfunction restart the computer. If the unit continues not to work, check the power to the outlet, disconnect both ends of the computer power cable, wait 20 seconds reconnect and restart.  When and if computer /screen burns out, replace the computer and designate the external Art hard drive as the start up drive. Contact artist for details. It is recommended to use a power surge protector, and or UPS Battery back up system. Also regularly clean the air intake of the computer. Keep in a cool dry place and on at all times. Warranties by manufacturer.

     

     

     

    All animated art work is Adobe FlashAS 2 and AS 3. It runs both on Apple or PC. They are an edition of 8 with 2 artist proofs.

     

    The collector purchases a copy of the software by signing a Licensing Agreement. In exchange they receive one complete system hardware and software, together with a Certificate of Authenticity.

     

     

     

     

  • LEGAL

  • FAQ

     

    WHAT KIND OF ART IS THIS?

    Generative art is self creating artwork as performed by an algorithm and original watercolors done by the artist, the computer is not 'creating' anything it is sequencing the play back of several layers of movies,in a random way so that every single viewing is unique , it is also predicting the lunar and tidal phases since it knows where it is and the time of day. It is in a sense a performance or  natural phenomena like a fireplace, the original art piece will auto regenerate in an infinite loop. This is not video art  every viewing or print is an original one off piece of art. The art will continue re creating itself well after the artists death, taking on a life of its own. The six layer pieces have approximately 1 chance of repetition in 8 trillion years, the 4 layer pieces have a 1 chance of repetition in approximately 400,000 years .

     

    Reactive art is art that reacts to live data feeds. Through an RSS feed and INTERNET connectivity the artwork reacts to the news, weather or stock market conditions in real time,

     

    WHAT AM I BUYING

    A complete piece of art comprised of all necessary hardware and software. The actual artwork is contained in the external USB drive attached to the computer. The owner receives a certificate of sale and a certificate of authenticity. A back up copy of the artwork is kept in repository on the web in case of catastrophic damage. The generative series is Adobe Flash AS2 and the Interactive is Adobe Flash AS3 and are AIR applications. APP-ART

     

    WHAT HAPPENS IF IT BREAKS

    disconnect cable from the wall and the computer wait 15 seconds reconnect.

    try different outlet.

     

    Press and hold power button.

    Connect keyboard press C while powering up

     

     PC go here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-xp/help/setup/how-to-fix-computer-that-will-not-start

     

     Mac go here. http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1367?viewlocale=en_US

     

    take hardware to the nearest Apple store. Or purchase new PC.

    The artwork can be connected through the Internet and remote troubleshooting and additional content is available.

    The owner connects the USB drive containing the artwork and sets it to be loaded at start up on the new hardware.

    Contact artist if needed. elclaudillocastillo@gmail.com

     

    WHO PAYS FOR THE NEW HARDWARE

    The lawful owner of the licensed artwork.

     

    WHERE IS THE ORIGINAL SOFTWARE

    The owner receives a loaded complete system. the artwork is inside an external USB drive.

     

    HOW MANY COPIES ARE THERE

    The owner has one copy out of an edition of eight, the Artist has an additional two artists proofs. No copies are allowed and the owner agrees not to copy or allow anyone else to do so.

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