I’m Kiki Castel, a modern surreal collage artist. Before art took over my life I worked for nearly a decade as a Manager in Paris and now i am a Marketing Coordinator. I’ve been lucky enough to travel outside of France throughout my life and have spent three years living in Turkey, as well as two in California. I recently moved back to the states and currently reside in the place on the planet where I feel most at home, Los Angeles.
I’ve found myself completely devoted to surrealism. Some people are committed to this sect of art for its’ escapist properties. For me, surrealism is actually a way to express a richer, more complex and truthful depiction of reality. It speaks to what lingers below the surface of the every day, tapping into the more subconscious elements of experience and unlocking the powers of the unyielding imagination.
As a creator, the majority of my work has substantive meaning behind it. The intentions propelling the art are always subjectively received, resulting in a myriad of interpretations contingent upon each individuals’ engagement to and relationship with the work. My collages are often infused with symbolic aspects, linking them to life around me and the constant motion that accompanies it, aiming to express that inspiration has the capacity to be present everywhere and in everything.
Creating art within surrealism is a has proven to be a profoundly therapeutic process. It lends itself as an avenue for me to most accurately and authentically disclose what is underneath the soul. The act of collage has been revelatory on a personal level, illuminating me from the inside out. I’m so grateful for the people who follow me and allow me to share this light with them. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it and sharing it with you.
chocolat art show Los angeles February 2018
BG gallery Santa Monica august 2018
LA art Fair Los Angeles January 2019
chocolat art show Los angeles February 2019
BG gallery Santa Monica "ocean drive" June 2019
chocolat art show Los angeles July 2019
BG gallery Santa Monica "bergamote station" September 2019