Antonio Julio Lopez Castro

Jun/Jul 2010

27Man leaves traces of his existence on earth. These remnants are many times the result of our necessity to find and create shelter within the landscape. Historically understood as a place of living connection and encounter, these works explore the landscape as the place we inhabit, a place that celebrates the spirit of communal life.

My work is concerned with the here and now, paying special attention to the specifics of ‘place’: mans connection to the land, belonging, being from somewhere, and ultimately one of the basic human needs – shelter.

Shelter understood at an intimate level rather than a panoramic one. Shelter as a sanctuary from society, a place from where to honour the wider world, a place that represents and reflects the infinitesimal value of human life within the immensity of natural history.