John Castles (Barranquilla, Colombia 1946)
Constructivism and concrete art were the first interests of John castles, this movements inspired him to stark working with cardboard models. Castles began his career as a plastic artist in the sixties in Colombia.
If something defines his work is the use of metal, element he subjects to oxidation, deformation and in some occasions handled as a piece of paper. Castles sculptures lack the need for a pedestal, he believesthis object is foreign to the full structure of the work of art, this is why his pieces are conceived with a careful geometry, where both figure, material and shape are thought to be placed on the floor.
John Castles has cuestiones himself about the material aspects of sculpture such as weight and equilibrium elaborating pieces that play with the space they are put in.