Castro solo exhibition
by PROMO-ARTE Latin American Art Gallery-Art lobby
supported by Bolivian Embassy in Japan
2006.04.06 - 04.25
12:00 -19:00 (Closed on Sundays・Mondays)
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Galeria Bldg. 2F Jingumae 5-51-3
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan
Promo-arte Latin American Art gallery
"Panorama desde el Rio",2005
oil on canvas
"Tarde de Otono",2004 oil on
"Mujer boliviana" 2005 oil
on canvas 120x140cm
"Pueblo Viejo" 2005 oil on
Amadeo Castro -
On the occasion of one exhibition, in the Portales salons,
in 1985,I wrote these comments on a self -portrait of the
painter Amadeo Castro: This is a "fauve" canvas
with rich colors a la Matisse: red, green, yellow, gray,cepia,
of which precisely selected tons link themselves through a
firm, stable juxtaposition, making them vibrate and speak,
composing a symphony that brings up a human face carved with
perfect, superb touch of brushes.
And I continued, writing: the colors cannot speak for themselves
(the abstract painters would not agree to that, though) as
long as they don't seep through the drawing mesh.
And fortunately, in this case, this wasn't taken for granted
either; this is where the look of the portrait is expressive
and lively. (...)
And now,being in
front of the works of this painter exhibited in Gildaro Antezana,
six years from that memorable self-portrait, I have to admit:
Amadeo Castro keeps the same "seeing", in the impressionist
and sensual way of representation, in the pleasant paintings,
made with great mastery, in a way that the work becomes recognizable
by itself by painters and no-painters.
Van Gogh used to
say "I paint with colors". This pictorial truth
which is the basis of drawing seems to accomplish in the painter
Amadeo Castro of the present and of the past. Each color,
every little coloris drawn by itself in a shape, as a piece
of a puzzle forms a picture. (...)
A great painter
like Amadeo Castro writes poems with colors, as a great poet
paints with words. The words creat colors and the words create
the poetic word.
Mariano Morales Davila,
Born in Bolivia in 1952.
Studied at CBBA Fine arts College.
Majored in law at UMSS.
Mastered in paintings at the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Directed the Association of Plastic Artists in Cochabamba
(ABAP)from 1986 to 1987.
from 1970 to 1995- individual and group exhibitions
mainly at cities of Cochabamba, La Paz and Santa Cruz
de la Sierra, Bolivia.
1984 to 1985 -group exhibition at Quito and Cuenca,
Ecuador, and in the United States .
1992 -group exhibition in Mexico.
Group exhbitions at Cochabamba, Bolivia, until 2005.
1971 - Mention of Honorin Paintings from Cochabamba
1973 - Grand Prize from the Cochabamba Municipality
for the painting "Carro de Mano (Pushcart)".
1984 - First Prize from San Simon University for the
1986 - First Prize from Cochabamba Municipality forthe
1989 - First Prize for the piece "Trilogia".
1990 - Sole Prize in Paintings for the piece "Hombres
Grises (Gray Men") from Salon Pedro Domingo Murillo,
1991 - Grand Prize from Cochabamba Municipality forthe
piece "Tierra de Noche (Night Land)".
1995 - Exhibited two pieces at Salon Pedro Domingo Murillo.
1996 - First Prize in Watercolor Technique Contest at
the city of Cochabamba.
1999 - Grand Prize in National Painting Contest at the
city of Cochabamba, held in September, 14th for the
painting "Suenos (Dreams)".
His works are in private collections in Ecuador, Australia,
United States, Germany, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico.
1991 - Montevideo Modern Art Museum, Uruguay, acquired
one of his works.
1983 to 1984 - Lived in Quito, Ecuador.
1991 to 1992 - Lived in Ciudad de Mexico.
2002 - Traveled to Spain and Italy, where he made an
individual exhibition in
2003 - Second Prize in the National Watercolor Contest
in the city of Cochabamba.