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About Joe Castro

Mighty Joe Castro is a Philadelphia based collage artist, musician (The Lift Up), oil painter and graphic designer. His paintings and collages have been shown in galleries and art spaces across the United States, Canada, and Europe. They have been described as "a controlled explosion, aggressive and pensive (Kolaj Magazine)." He is also a signature member of the National Collage Society (USA).

Born in New York, he spent his formative years in Delaware where he was the guitar player in several bands including Nero (Obese Pharaohs of Funk), and the critically acclaimed The Situation. Formed in 2001, The Situation signed with Elephant Stone Records in 2004, releasing The Reece Nasty EP, followed by their self titled full length in 2006, both garnered critical praise from Pitchfork, The Big Takeover,Skyscraper and Magnet. The band toured the states, and opened for bands such as The Strokes, The Libertines, Nada Surf, BJM, The Make-Up and Arthur Lee & Love. Their music has been featured on shows for both MTV and Fuel TV. The group disbanded in 2006.

His art work has appeared in the books The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art (Gestalten), 50/50 (Collage Collective Co,) 60 Americans (ArtVoice Art Books), Z2A: A Collage Alphabet Book (Benzene Editions), as well as in GQ Style (Germany), Kolaj Magazine, FABA Collage Mag,Color Magazine and on the cover of The Artist Cataloug (Fall 2013) along with numerous art blogs.

His current band, The Lift Up, released their debut album, Without Dreams, We Are Only Sleeping in 2013. He is also a board member of the Wilmington Skate Project.
Joe Castro joined Society6 on June 26, 2009. Verified on August 12, 2009.