Jordi Gonzalez Castello
Contact: +34 609503760, firstname.lastname@example.org, Instagram: @ecosatori
Jordi González was born in Barcelona in 1975. He studied Arts and Humanities, Design, Cinema and Philosophy (MA, PhD) in Barcelona, Warsaw and Cracow. As an artist, he has worked in a multidisciplinary way and has exhibited both in Catalonia and abroad.
Since the beginning of his career, in the 90s, he has been linked to various graphic techniques such as woodcut in a free and unconventional way, by adding to the prints a hand finishing (drawing or painting) so having as a result single originals. The most common leitmotiv on paper is the human body, deconstructing and analysing it, mixing scientific inspired images with metaphysic issues.
Since 2015, however, he has opted for more anthropological and metaphysical work with respectful installations, sculptures and interventions of Land Art. He wants to focus on the ancestral relationship we have with nature, establishing a dialogue with the environment and our culture. A constant of his work is the wabi-sabi aesthetic, because he uses decayed or aged materials with an imperfect finish. This is due to the oriental influences, especially from Japan, that’s why he is a practitioner of zen meditation for a long time.
He has taught at different universities in Barcelona and has carried out numerous workshops with young people, children and professors. In addition, he regularly writes essays and poetry.
He currently lives in Masnou.
This is a list of organized shows. However, I usually perform or install freely in nature or in the urban space.
(2020) Painting: Landscapes of olive oil. CCOC, La Granadella.
(2017) Engraving: Medicine book. Casa de Cultura, El Masnou.
(2010) Engraving: Naissance de la Clinique. La Felpa, Barcelona.
(2005) Photography: We are what we eat. Poczekalnia, Cracow.
(2022) Photography: Ginesta. Mrs Toolip Art Gallery, Barcelona.
(2022) Installation: Invisible garden. Hilarium, Cardedeu.
(2022) Sculpture: Home sweet home. Kminart, Planoles.
(2021) Sculpture: The Three ages. Art & Gavarres (Centre d’Art Bolit), Girona.
(2021) Sculpture: Ladder to heaven. COCC, La Granadella.
(2021) Installation: Face to face. Al Ras. Konvent zero, Berga.
(2021) Installation: Key set. Biennial of Land Art. Andorra.
(2020) Installation: Face to Face. Els Ports. Natura i Art (Centre d’Art Lo Pati), Horta de Sant Joan.
(2019) Installation: Mother trees. Biennial of Land Art. Andorra.
(2018) Piece: Memento mori. Llucifest. Espai Casinet, El Masnou.
(2017) Sculpture/installation: Agnus Dei. Llucifest. Espai Casinet, El Masnou.
(2017) Intervention: Descendants of Cosimo. Efímera. CACiS, Manresa.
(2017) Installation: Prayer Flag. Biennial of Land Art. Andorra.
(2005) Painting: Mess. Fear not. Piotr Nowicki Gallery, Warsaw.
(2003) Video: Beach. Looking for shadow. Piotr Nowicki Gallery, Warsaw.
Art residences and workshops
(2022) Green Guerrilla, Nature-art, Oil Tank Culture Park, Seoul.
(2020) Centre d’Art i Natura, Farrera.
(2022) Green Guerrilla Nature-Art Workshop. Autumn.
(2021) Foreword in …de lo efímero en el tiempo, Pliegos de la visión nº143, Babilonia ed.
(2019) Persuasión y manipulación en la era audiovisual, Editorial Verbum
(2018) Epistemología de los medios audiovisuales, Revista Film-Història, vol. XXVIII, nº2
(2018 – 2020) Vagabundos del Tao: 3 digital books, expanded literature.
(2015) La inmortalidad del superhombre, novel, Genbu ed.
(2013) La decadencia de la memoria: la influencia histórica y social de los materiales y sistemas de imagen en movimiento, Revista Film-Història, vol. XXIII, nº2
(2013) Davallada als quaranta, poetry, Goleta i Bergantí Prize.
(2010) AK, una oda para el Sensei, Revista Film-Història, vol. XX, nº 2
(2010) El cine en el realismo socialista, Revista Film-Història, vol. XX, nº 1