El artista cubanoamericano, radicado en Miami, usa la tecnología
digital para generar una infinidad de posibilidades visuales que parten de una obra plástica.
Entrevista 13 minutos con el artista. Febrero 2018
Entrevista 33 minutos con el artista. Enero 11, 2018
La Virgen de la Caridad en ferias de arte y museos. Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Claudio Castillo: Arte inteligente
19 de diciembre de 2017
Claudio Castillo (La Habana, Cuba, 1958) es el autor de una de las obras de mayores dimensiones que se expuso en la semana del arte de Miami.
Arte en Movimiento por Claudio Castillo presenta una amplia gama de obras del artista, desde acuarelas hasta videos, piezas interactivas
y “arte generativo” creado al menos parcialmente por un sistema no humano o algoritmo.
Obra de un artista cubano ocupa la icónica fachada de un hotel de
Florida durante la Semana de Arte en Miami.
CLAUDIO CASTILLO: GENERATIVE ARTIST
LEYLA SHARABI DEC 2017
Cubanoamericano con la obra de mayores dimensiones en Art Basel Miami
Obra de cubano releva a famosas bailarinas en la fachada de hotel en Miami
Con motivo de la Semana del Arte en Miami, que tiene como epicentro Art Basel, que se celebra del 7 al 12 de diciembre,
Castillo despliega “El nadador” a lo largo de un “lienzo digital” de 19 pisos del hotel InterContinental.
Se trata de una composición creada especialmente para la enorme fachada y
que hace parte de una veintena de piezas “generativas” de este artista nacido en La Habana
De la pintura a lo digital: Claudio Castillo exhibe su arte generativo en Miami
El Hotel InterContinental Miami acoge la obra del artista cubanoamericano Claudio Castillo, la cual podrá verse del 8 al 10 de septiembre
Una obra del artista cubanoestadounidense Claudio Castillo
ocupa a partir de hoy la icónica fachada de un hotel de Miami y
sacará temporalmente a las siluetas de bailarines haciendo
coreografías que normalmente se proyectan allí durante la noche.
MIAMI.-El arte del cubanoamericano Claudio Castillo llega al Miami Hispanic Arts Center. Del 16
de noviembre al 16 de diciembre se podrá apreciar la colección Arte en movimiento, que reúne por
primera vez piezas de todas las facetas de la producción artística de Castillo:
acuarelas y obras digitales (generativas, interactivas y vídeo).
Cuando vemos su obra podríamos quedarnos con lo superficial:
la belleza de las imágenes y la evidencia de la relación entre arte y tecnología.
Pero su obra es sometida a un complicado proceso en el que vale la pena detenerse.
Claudio Castillo cierra el año con dos exposiciones monumentales en solitario
El artista cubanoamericano, Claudio Castillo, exhibe a partir del jueves su obra de la colección Arte en Movimiento en el Miami Hispanic Center.
Virgen de la Caridad que desaparece podrá ser visitada en la Ermita
Art aficionados 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
Artistas cubanos, chilenos y dominicanos presentan sus obras en la Exposición Internacional de Galerías de Pekín.
MIAMI, ART CAPITAL OF LATIN AMERICA
Ecce mater tua, Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center. May 2018.
LA art, California, January 2018.
Intercontinental digital take over for Miami art week (solo), December 2017.
Hispanic Cultural Art Center (solo), Miami, December 2017.
Fat village, January Fort Lauderdale, Fl 2017.
LA art California, January 2017.
Spectrum, Miami Florida, Dec 2016.
SOBU Miami Art week, FL 2016.
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
Winner of the 2008 Museum of Latin American Art’s award in the category of video and photography.
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.
Middlesex Polytechnic, London, UK 1981
London International Film School, London, UK 1978-80
Univeriste D’Aix Marseille, France 1977
Winner of the 2008 Museum of Latin American Art’s award in the category of video and photography.
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
Antics, Avid, Photoshop, Flash, Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut
English, Spanish, French
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.
Antics computer-animation software, Sintesis, Granada, Spain, 1991
Antics computer animation software, Impact Communications, Birmingham, UK 1990.
IBB, BBG, OCB, 1992 – present
Editor, cameraman, writer, director, graphic designer, and animation
news segments, documentaries, interstitials, openings, and specials.
Option Zero 2006 ,Historia Sindical 2006, Los Desterrados 2000
Midem 1998, Castro in Rome 1996, Benigno 1995
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
Series, Joke of the Day, Univision Newscasts, Miami 1998
Web design Televisa, Miami 1996
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
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 pre programmed 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.
All animated generative artwork is delivered in Adobe FlashAS 2 and AS 3. It runs both on Apple or Windows PC. They are an edition of 8 with 2 artist proofs, later editions are higher value.
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.
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 Windows 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. Several pieces can run on the same computer, they are set on a timer to change whenever desired.
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 on button 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 backup system. Also regularly clean the air intake of the computer. Keep in a cool dry place and on at all times. Warranties by manufacturer. The artist is responsible for the art (software) not the hardware.
WHAT KIND OF ART IS THIS?
Claudio’s generative art is self creating artwork as performed by an algorithm from original watercolors done by the artist, the computer is not ‘creating’ anything it is sequencing the playback 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 unpredictable playback. 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.
HOW DID YOU ARRIVE AT THOSE NUMBERS
Each layer has 32 movies of 90 frames each, so the number of total
32x90x32x90x32x90x32x90 = 68,797,071,360,000
32×90 = 570,630,428,688,384,000,000
If it played each one in sequence and it achieved a frame rate of 5
fps, it would take (its actually random, so would take much, much,
min/60min/hour/24hour/day/ 365day/year =
= 8,806,025,134,080 years
the life of the universe is approx. 15 billion years. The 6 layer
time is 8.8 trillion years…
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 ?
The artwork is meant to be turned on once , it does an auto shutdown and restart every 24 hours in case the program stops running.
If the computer is the issue
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 to the artist studio and remote troubleshooting and additional content is available.
Contact artist if needed
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.
If it is the display monitors that are malfunctioning follow owners manual, contact service .