Overview

Using oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolors, Armando Castro manipulates large cardboard pieces so that they become part of an aerial landscape. His pieces are silent, yet powerful, and urge the viewer to meditate upon what is being presented in each work.

Art that is understood by the eye, can affect us and take us on a mysterious journey that brings us to question, feel, and comprehend matters in a way which we may not have done so before.  

 

Armando Castro plays upon these subjects using cardboard as his medium of choice, purposefully destroying certain parts so as to remind us that this paper while strong and used for industrial purposes, is actually a delicate element. He then, in his trademark birds-eye view, depicts themes relating to both urban and rural life, presenting a concern for how we interact with the elements in our environment. 

 

Using oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolors, Armando Castro manipulates large cardboard pieces so that they become part of an aerial landscape. His pieces are silent, yet powerful, and urge the viewer to meditate upon what is being presented in each work. The nobility and essence of each figure, just as that of the paper that makes the cardboard, is to be studied and appreciated, urging a reconsideration of our current way of life, and of the hierarchies which society has created.

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Biography

Armando Castro-Uribe is a Colombian artist and professor who began his career after graduating from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career and since 1982 is exhibiting in salons, bienials, museums art fairs and galleries, in Latin America and abroad. He presently owns a painting academy where he forms artists who want to learn the academic principles of art, to then be able to move forward to other artistic expressions. Castro-Uribe is presently represented by Beatriz Esguerra Art.

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