b. Mexico City, Mexico, 1981.
Marcos’ relationship with nature images takes the shape of a children story or a popular tale. Fantastic events happen in his drawings, creating his own cyclical mythology, a world with recurrent imagery like bears wolves, deer, trees, clouds, explosions and landscapes. Marcos uses these violent or idyllic episodes as metaphors of our everyday fight with our inner beast.
Although he sees drawing as a way to understand the world, his artistic production expands from video and installations to graphics and paintings to introduce the viewer into his mythological universe.
Marcos studied Fine Arts at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving "La Esmeralda" in Mexico City and received the FONCA Young Creators scholarship in 2007. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, the United States and Europe.
Marcos Castro. Popocatépetl, 2014. Watercolour and ink on paper. 222 x 124 cm.
Marcos Castro. Doom, 2013. Engraving. Edition of 40. 55 x 43 cm.
Marcos Castro. La oscuridad de la luz (The darkness of light), 2013. Engraving. Edition of 40. 55 x 43 cm.
Marcos Castro. Eclipse, 2013. Engraving. Edition of 40. 55 x 43 cm.