The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
They Do Not Own Us is an image from Victor Castillo's most recent solo show titled The Invisible Cage at Isabel Croxatto Gallery. The painting was displayed with a humorous and ironic sculpture installation of children protesting, which reminds us of the children celebrating in Victor's mural Futuro Espendor at the Gabriela Mistral cultural center (GAM) in Santiago, Chile:
"Young people marching in what looks like a carnival or a protest ... the mural is inspired by the changes and social concerns that I see present in the current Chile and that are also part of a global social and economic crisis. It is the system that refuses to change in the face of social movements, while politicians dress for the occasion hiding their true intentions and the owners of capital refuse to listen. It is a tragicomic vision of the contemporary context and an invitation to provide greater freedom of creation for our brilliant young people. "
Victor Castillo tells stories in his paintings. As if it were a contemporary chronicle, his work appropriates the narrative logic of illustrations for children’s stories, and the aesthetics of classic animations, to present us with allegories about human nature and current affairs. His humorous and colorful work has also been described as political poetry coming from the Latin American experience. Victor was born in Santiago, Chile in 1973, moved to Barcelona, Spain in 2006, and then to Los Angeles, California in 2010, where he currently resides.