Castillo’s use of symbolism and literary devices is sharpened by his masterful mixing of pop culture and classical art imagery.

Victor Castillo was born in Santiago, Chile in 1973. He began drawing obsessively at the age of five, inspired by the animations he saw on television, science fiction movies, and the illustrations on record covers such as Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”. In 2004 Victor moved to Barcelona, Spain, where he dedicated himself to painting. He established his style with references to comics, graffiti, as well as old master paintings in particular, Goya’s Black Paintings after seeing them at the Prado Museum. His work continues to display these influences, as seen in his first solo London exhibit ‘FOOLS!’, while subverting recognisable iconography to question our perceived agency.