Drifting Within The Ghost Light
by Joe Castro
- Specially made for Artboost -
This piece is a cut paper collage using images taken from vintage magazines and dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. It takes inspiration from the timeless beauty and power of the performing arts.
There's something so direct and impactful that comes across in a live performance - that immediate yet temporary exchange of energy between audience and performer - that really can't be duplicated in any other art form. it's immeasurable and whether it's a live band, a ballet or a play, even though the moment is entirely fleeting, the impression it leaves can be truly deep.
Joe Castro is an accomplished Philadelphia based collage artist, musician, oil painter and graphic designer.
His paintings and collages have been shown in galleries and art spaces across the United States, Canada, and Europe. They have been described as 'a controlled explosion, aggressive and pensive (Kolaj Magazine)' and as 'bold and diverse... one of those collage artists whose works you recognize immediately, (Toombes.com)' He is a signature member of the National Collage Society in the United States.