‘Allergic Party’ showcases 30 incredible new ceramic works from Spainish artist Abi Castillo in her debut North American solo exhibition. Following her introduction in our ‘Growth’ group show in July of 2022, we are thrilled to welcome Abi back and provide her the platform for her first solo showing in America.
Discovering ceramics introduced me to a world off aesthetic and creative possibilities that allow me to give shape to my creatures and characters.
In both lines, I strive to maintain a romantic ideal with a natural world which is fantastic, as though it were my own garden; but, at the same time, it plays with ambiguity and conceals something.
Each of these pieces or illustrations preserve the essence of my own self-portrait in which I am represented as a sweet, animated natural being, surrounded by elements that wrap themselves around me to protect me.
This ambivalence between mysticism and drama, between monstrosity and beauty, is all very present in my personal project.
As though all of this cover, every element that surrounds each being, were part of a shell protecting a flesh, juicy and soft inside.
And these days, I work in a small workshop in a small rural town in Galicia, Spain.