Amadeo Castro solo exhibition

sponsord 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)

*Informations on how to buy the paitings and drawings, please send in an e-mail to:
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Galeria Bldg. 2F Jingumae 5-51-3
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan
Promo-arte Latin American Art gallery

tel.:03-3400-1995
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"Panorama desde el Rio",2005 oil on canvas
120x150cm
on sale



"Tarde de Otono",2004 oil on canvas
120x150cm

on sale


"Mujer boliviana" 2005 oil on canvas 120x140cm
on sale


"Pueblo Viejo" 2005 oil on canvas 120x150cm
on sale

 


(from right to left) Painter Amadeo Castro, Bolivian embassador
Joaquin Dabdoub and wife, and gallery owners
Kumiko and Kazuhiro Furusawa


exhibition view


exhibition view

Amadeo Castro - Bolivian painter

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, doctor, critic

 
 
 
Amadeo Castro








Profile


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.


Exhibitions

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.

Awards
1971 - Mention of Honorin Paintings from Cochabamba M unicipality.
1973 - Grand Prize from the Cochabamba Municipality for the painting "Carro de Mano (Pushcart)".
1984 - First Prize from San Simon University for the painting "Huallperas".
1986 - First Prize from Cochabamba Municipality forthe piece "Culutra".
1989 - First Prize for the piece "Trilogia".
1990 - Sole Prize in Paintings for the piece "Hombres Grises (Gray Men") from Salon Pedro Domingo Murillo, La Paz.
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 Padua, Italy.
2003 - Second Prize in the National Watercolor Contest in the city of Cochabamba.