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The Victor Castillo 'The Jungle' Exhibition is Lingering and Creepy

The Victor Castillo 'The Jungle' series features demonized cartoon characters with shocking attributes to sweetness. Each painting features a subject with a general softness, yet made evil by a pointy-toothed grin. The illustrations have an underlying weight of political skepticism and scoff satirically at societal structuring. Pushing the motif farther, many of the works pay homage to deadly sins.

Victor Castillo is a Chilean painter based in L.A. Growing up in Santiago, Castillo was inspired by television and animations from a young age. What struck his passion, though, was the illustration's on Pink Floyd's 'The Wall.' After being expelled from art school, Castillo began experimenting with a combination of classical techniques and comic-inspired illustrations. His work is now featured at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, a showcase for up-and-coming artists with unmeasurable talent in street art and the bizarre.