“Chance and construction are the coordinates that contain the secret of art, and the fate of the artist lies in accepting this as contingency”. Sartre
“The question that scientists and philosophers arise is whether chance is a simple product of our ignorance or, on the contrary, is an inherent right of nature”.
Playing with the chance and giving it an opportunity is something he has pursued for a while until today in the art world. As Nietzsche wrote, “We must keep up the chance”.
A mutable play that calls us into question, that does or undoes itself depending on how the beholder stares at it. But what he has clear in advance, is that chance will be a definite asset and assumed in the outcome of my work.
Gabriel Castaño, multidisplicinary artist who was born in Madrid (1978) and graduate in Fine Arts by Complutense University of Madrid.
In addition to his dedication for painting and drawing he has incorporated to his work, a few years ago, disciplines like installation, video and performance. His plastic principe and starting point of his artwork are concepts like the balance and chance.
The art work of Gabriel Castaño shows the reality and the appearance of the construction of the image. He offers the observer a play of mistakes and misunderstanding to show the complexity of reality.