Leo Castaneda

Leo Castaneda (born in Cali, Colombia 1988) is an artist based in Miami and New York, who works in the intersection of painting and virtual reality.

He uses these among other mediums such as drawing, interactive sculpture, and animation to analize and deconstruct the structures of video-games, and how these structures relate to those of Art and the world at large.

 

Castaneda received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2010, and in 2014 is finishing up his MFA at Hunter College. In 2014 Castaneda received a scholarship from the Cisneros Foundation to attend SOMA Summer in Mexico City.  He has also attended a semester abroad in Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, and studied in New World School of the Arts in Miami. 

"My work is an effort to turn the structures of video gaming into a lens to analize the world.  "Levels", "Bosses", "Items", "Continues", "Extra Lives", and much more are the words that dominate the world of virtual entertainment. These labelling systems delineate and provide hierarchies reminiscent of both ancient mythologies and corporate structures, while highlighting the arbitrariness of their boundaries and naming"

Tenth Boss On Ledge, 2017
Tenth Boss On Ledge, 2017

Acrylic and oil on canvas 120 x 80 cm / 47 x 31,5 inches

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Combined Render XL 03: Visor In Land
Combined Render XL 03: Visor In Land

2015 - 2017 Acrylic and oil on canvas 106,8 x 137 cm / 41,6 x 53,6 inches

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Combined Render XL 02
Combined Render XL 02

Scene With Sculptures 2014 - 2017 Acrylic and oil on canvas 121 x 91 cm / 48 x 36 inches

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Combined Render XL 01
Combined Render XL 01

Scene With Sculptures 2015 - 2017 Acrylic and oil on canvas 121 x 91 cm / 48 x 36 inches

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Blue Room Pause, 2017
Blue Room Pause, 2017

Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm / 47 x 39 inches

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Item Showroom Video, 2017
Item Showroom Video, 2017

Edition of 6 + 2 ap (for sale) Music composed by Molly Joyce Runtime 25:49 min

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Item Showroom Video, 2017
Item Showroom Video, 2017

Edition of 6 + 2 ap (for sale) Music composed by Molly Joyce Runtime 25:49 min

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Item Showroom Video, 2017
Item Showroom Video, 2017

Edition of 6 + 2 ap (for sale) Music composed by Molly Joyce Runtime 25:49 min

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Item Showroom Video, 2017
Item Showroom Video, 2017

Edition of 6 + 2 ap (for sale) Music composed by Molly Joyce Runtime 25:49 min

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Collage drawing Combined Render
Collage drawing Combined Render

2017 Ink, graphite, acrylic and inkjet on paper 30,5 x 23 cm / 12 x 9 inches

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Collage drawing Combined Render
Collage drawing Combined Render

2017 Ink, graphite, acrylic and inkjet on paper 28 x 38 cm / 11 x 15 inches

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Collage drawing Combined Render
Collage drawing Combined Render

2017 Ink, graphite, acrylic and inkjet on paper 30,5 x 23 cm / 12 x 9 inches

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Collage drawing Combined Render
Collage drawing Combined Render

2017 Ink, graphite, acrylic and inkjet on paper 30,5 x 23 cm / 12 x 9 inches

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Collage drawing Combined Render
Collage drawing Combined Render

2017 Ink, graphite, acrylic and inkjet on paper 30 x 30,5 cm / 12 x 12 inches

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Collage drawing Combined Render
Collage drawing Combined Render

2017 Ink, graphite, acrylic and inkjet on paper 28 x 35,5 cm / 11 x 14 inches

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Collage drawing Combined Render
Collage drawing Combined Render

2017 Ink, graphite, acrylic and inkjet on paper 30,5 x 23 cm / 12 x 9 inches

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Collage drawing Combined Render
Collage drawing Combined Render

2017 Ink, graphite, acrylic and inkjet on paper 30,5 x 23 cm / 12 x 9 inches

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Chair in Scene, 2017
Chair in Scene, 2017

Print on three-dimensional crystal PVC; Edition of 5 + 2ap 46 x 37 cm / 17,94 x 14,43 inches

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Untitled, 2017
Untitled, 2017

Print on crystal PVC on request

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Field With Figures, 2017
Field With Figures, 2017

Print on crystal PVC; Edition of 10 + 1 A.P. 120 x 180 cm / 46,8 x 70,2 inches

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Portrait With Augmentation, 2017
Portrait With Augmentation, 2017

Print on crystal PVC on request

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Ottoman In Scene, 2017
Ottoman In Scene, 2017

Print on crystal PVC on request

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Item showroom
Item showroom

Sculpture Garden Virtual Reality Experience

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Item showroom
Item showroom

Sculpture Garden Virtual Reality Experience

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Sculpture 1 in Virtual Garden
Sculpture 1 in Virtual Garden

2017, Sculpture from the "Virtual Garden" 3D printed version available on demand

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Sculpture 1 in Virtual Garden
Sculpture 1 in Virtual Garden

2017, Sculpture from the "Virtual Garden" 3D printed version available on demand

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Sculpture 2 in Virtual Garden
Sculpture 2 in Virtual Garden

2017, Sculpture from the "Virtual Garden" 3D printed version available on demand

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Sculpture 2 in Virtual Garden
Sculpture 2 in Virtual Garden

2017, Sculpture from the "Virtual Garden" 3D printed version available on demand

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Sculpture 3 in Virtual Garden
Sculpture 3 in Virtual Garden

2017, Sculpture from the "Virtual Garden" 3D printed version available on demand

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Sculpture 3 in Virtual Garden
Sculpture 3 in Virtual Garden

2017, Sculpture from the "Virtual Garden" 3D printed version available on demand

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