April 1 - 21 . 2023

Artist's Opening:
Saturday April 1 | 1pm – 3pm

Artist: Jonathan Castellino | Title:

the.angel.of.history (2023) 30 x 45 archival print, ed.3



Walter Benjamin quotation: “A Klee painting named Angelus Novus,” Benjamin wrote in the ninth thesis, “shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating.” (It is in fact not a painting at all: Klee’s oil transfer technique, a method of his own invention, involved slathering a piece of tracing paper with printer’s ink, then placing a drawing paper underneath and scratching the top paper with a needle to make an impression on the one below.) Benjamin went on: “His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one catastrophe, which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage hurling it before his feet.” Then Benjamin takes a turn for the clouds: “A storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence the angel can no longer close them. This storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress.”- end



velleity. (2023) 16 x 24 archival print, ed. 1/1



dead.ringer (2023) 30 x 45 archival print, ed.3 (2023) 30 x 45 archival print, ed.3



Jonathan Castellino - 2023 - after.
Jonathan Castellino - 2022 - Works
Jonathan Castellino - 2021 - New works
Jonathan Castellino - 2020 - interference.patterns
Jonathan Castellino - 2020 - New works


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