signed 1994 (lower left)
41” x 21” x 10" (104 cm x 53 cm x 25 cm)
Regardless of Castrillo’s medium, he endeavors to craft a fresh, unrehearsed approach to his finished sculptures. The artist’s playfulness is one of his prized qualities.
The iconic sculptor’s approach to three-dimensional media had put on display the stylization of figures and abstraction of form that had come to vogue over the era, captivating connoisseurs and collectors alike with his profound eloquence and brilliance.
In this piece, among Castrillo’s religious works, the artist defines the physique of the crucified Christ in intricate detail—the stylization of the pained Christ’s body evocative of hardship and struggle, his crown a representation of his painful sacrifice, his torn garb a display of humility.
A truly intricate and elegant work by Castrillo, from conception through execution, there is no question to the artist’s technical proficiency and creative genius.