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Jose Luis Castrillo

Born in Sevilla in 1959. Of marked self-taught character, he has more than forty years of experience in painting. At the age of twenty he started mainly as a portraitist, and at sixty years of age he presumes to be in his most fruitful and creative stage.

His works are in private collections in places such as the Palace of the Countess of Lebrija, the Palace of the Marquis of La Motilla, the Palace of the Dueñas (Ducal House of Alba), the Royal and Illustrious College of Pharmacists of Seville, brotherhoods such as El Gran Poder, as well as the Banco Urquijo Collection and other banking entities.

He has carried out numerous works for leading figures such as La Duquesa de Alba, Carmen Martínez-Bordiú, Carlos Herrera, Antonio Gala, as well as descendants of the Spanish Royal Family. He has received international personal commissions for countries such as the Philippines, Italy or the United States, in addition to having worked for important Spanish bullfighters and relevant families such as Osborne Ybarra, Urquijo, Lasso de La Vega and Álvarez de Toledo, among others.

In addition to the numerous exhibitions in his hometown, Castrillo has shown his work in various galleries throughout Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Murcia, Badajoz, Granada, Huelva, Cádiz, Almería and Málaga, jumping onto the international scene at the Art Fair in New York 2002.

Among his numerous national awards, the First Prize for Painting from the Illustrious College of Notaries of Seville (2003) and having been selected at the Florence International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2007) stand out. Its limited editions and posters have reached worldwide diffusion and are endorsed by the prestigious company Winn Devon (Canadian Prints).

Light | Matter | Colour

In his painting simplicity prevails in the line and the search for light amid great contrasts, trying to capture only what the spirit is capable of feeling as essential, since he learned from the masters that truth is found in the simple.

Color and matter also take on substantial importance in his work, corroborating in his landscapes the strength or melancholy of southern nature and its architectural grandeur. to create a dream reality, with impressionistic and experimental shades that make your painting original and innovative.

But it is the portrait that he considers a point and apart from the rest of the subjects. For him it is an added gift where he plays with the spirit of the person, with the look and his emotional intensity.

SPIRITUALITY IN ART

His religious work is perhaps what most characterizes this artist. It is part of love and peace as an intrinsic spiritual need of the human being.

He explains that, -everyone is looking for their own happiness, liberation from the shadows of this world and from that fear that our own ego creates for us-.

For Castrillo, an artist is a channel; a means for creation to materialize and above all to speak for itself, without attributing anything to itself. Letting that creative energy flow is something that he has chosen, because he conceives life as an illusion that we can manipulate at will.

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INDIVIDUAL EXPOSITIONS
  • 1989 Francisco de Paula Workshop, Seville.
  • 1996 Granero Gallery, Manresa. Barcelona.
  • 1997 Sargadelos Gallery, Seville.
  • 1998 Garduño Arte Gallery, Seville.
  • 1999 Abades 47 Gallery, Seville.
  • 2000 Abades 47 Gallery, Seville.
  • 2001 Badajoz Savings Bank.
  • 2001 Grifé y Escoda Gallery, Barcelona.
  • 2001 Donde Marian Restaurant Gallery, Madrid.
  • 2001 Bodegas Viña Extremeña Gallery, Almendralejo, Badajoz.
  • 2001 La Carbonería, Seville.
  • 2001 Abades 47 Gallery, Seville.
  • 2004 Abades 47 Gallery, Seville.
  • 2004 Sargadelos Gallery, Seville.
  • 2005 Anthological: My last 9 years of Painting. San Vicente Gallery 31. Seville.
  • 2005 Abades 47 Gallery. Seville.
  • 2006 Nature, Garden and Landscape. Galería X Sabio 13. Seville.
  • 2007 Recent Work. San Vicente Gallery 31. Seville.
  • 2007 Unique Landscapes. San Vicente Gallery 31. Seville.
  • 2008 Studio Hache. Seville.
  • 2009 I Puerto Sherry Art Market 2009. Puerto Sherry Hotel, Jerez de la Frontera. Cadiz
  • 2010 ArT Factory Gallery. Seville. "Nature Paintings."
  • 2011 "Live Painting" Real Círculo de Labradores. Seville.
  • 2012 "Pure Light" Royal Circle of Labradors. Seville.
  • 2015 "Troppo Vero." An imprint of Velazquez. Felix Gómez Gallery. Seville.
  • 2015 Seville Nature. HE Athenaeum of Seville.
  • 2017 "Sevillian painting" Room of exp. Hacienda Santa Ana, Tomares City Council, Seville.
  • 2019 "Portraits of Lent" Easter Exhibition. Castrillo Painting Studio. Seville.
  • 2019 Permanent Christmas Exhibition. Castrillo painting studio, Seville.
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
  • 1981 Todo de Andalucía Gallery, Seville.
  • 1992 Alvaro Gallery, Seville. III Meeting of painters of the Sierra de Aracena, Huelva.
  • 1995 Tavira Gallery, Bilbao.
  • 1995 Environment to the Still Life. Felix Gómez Gallery, Seville.
  • 1995 Castelló 120 Gallery, Madrid.
  • 1995 Niel-lo Gallery, Seville.
  • 1995 Garduño Arte Gallery, Seville.
  • 1996 Christmas. Niel-lo Gallery, Seville.
  • 1996 Lecrín Gallery, Granada.
  • 1996 Convard Gallery, Múrcia.
  • 1996 Garduño Arte Gallery, Seville.
  • 1996 II Exhibition of outdoor painting. Dos Hermanas, Seville. Selected work.
  • 1996 II Exhibition of outdoor painting. Alcalá de Guadaira, Seville.
  • 1996 I Commemorative Exhibition Environment to Corpus Christi. Garduño Arte Gallery, Seville.
  • 1996 Landscapes. Felix Gómez Gallery, Seville.
  • 1996 Algar Gallery, Almería.
  • 1997 Haurie Gallery, Seville.
  • 1997 Al-Andalus Gallery, Seville.
  • 1997 Artists for Art. Real Círculo de Labradores, Seville.
  • 1997 Felix Gómez Gallery, Seville.
  • 1997 Galería Ventana Abierta, Seville.
  • 1997 Santander Art. Haurie gallery stand, Seville.
  • 1998 New Future Rake. Hotel Los Lebreros, Seville.
  • 1998 Autism, a World to Discover. Fudación El Monte, Seville.
  • 1998 I World Bull Fair. Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses, Seville.
  • 1998 XII Plastic Arts Exhibition. Puebla del Río, Seville. Haurie Gallery, Seville.
  • 1998 Christmas Collective. Sargadelos Gallery, Seville.
  • 1999 Youth Expo. Palace of exhibitions and congresses, Seville.
  • 1999 ArteSevilla I Contemporary Art Fair. Palace of exhibitions and congresses. Garduño Arte gallery stand, Seville.
  • 2000 New Future Rake. Hotel Los Lebreros, Seville.
  • 2000 Sokoa Gallery, Madrid.
  • 2000 Sargadelos Gallery, Seville.
  • 2000 Collective Restoration Church of San Agustín. House of culture. Osuna, Seville.
  • 2000 Christmas Collective. Haurie Gallery, Seville.
  • 2001 Arte-Spacio.Equisur 2001. Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz.
  • 2001 Santander Art 2001.Stand Garduño Arte gallery, Seville.
  • 2001 Arte Valencia 2001.Stand Gaudi Gallery, Madrid.
  • 2001 New Future Rake. Hotel Los Lebreros, Seville.
  • 2001 90th International Show Jumping Competition. Real Club de Polo, Barcelona. Grifé y Escoda Gallery Stand, Barcelona.
  • 2002 Arte Sevilla 2002.Stand Galería Annia, Salamanca.
  • 2002 Rake new future. Hotel Los Lebreros, Seville.
  • 2002 New York Art Fair. Graphic work. Winn Devon Art Group stand.
  • 2003 New Future Rake. Hotel Los Lebreros, Seville.
  • 2004 New Future Rake. Hotel Los Lebreros, Seville.
  • 2005 Collective Charity for India.Gonzalez Byass. Jerez de la Frontera. Cadiz
  • 2005 Easter Collective. Gallery San Vicente 31.Sevilla
  • 2005 Horses. San Vicente Gallery 31.Sevilla
  • 2005 Andalusian Painters. Wellington Hotel. Madrid.
  • 2005 I International Contemporary Art Fair Marb Art.Marbella. Malaga.
  • 2005 San Vicente Gallery 31. Seville.
  • 2006 Andalusian Painting. Wellington Hotel. Madrid.
  • 2006 Gal-Gallery. Barcelona.
  • 2009 Sevillana Painting. Hotel Colón, Seville.
  • 2012 Becquer so close ... Through Art. Valentín de Madariaga Foundation. Seville.
  • 2012 "Proyecto Hombre" ArtFactory Gallery. Seville.
  • 2016 Becquer for Seville. CEI (Traveling Exhibition Center).
  • 2017 Puerta Catedral, Art Gallery, Seville.
  • 2018 ”Interferences” Art Cuestion Gallery of Art. Madrid.
  • 2019 ”72 hours” Zunino Gallery. Seville.
  • 2019 "Centennial: 100 Works of Love" Centennial of the Coronation of La Vírgen del Rocío. Pinacoteca Jorge Camacho, Almonte, Huelva.
PRIZES
  • 1994 Finalist, Ramón Areces Painting Prize. Athenaeum of Seville.
  • 1995 Finalist, Ramón Areces Painting Prize. Athenaeum of Seville.
  • 1996 II Accesit. Second Prize for Rural Painting. Caja Rural de Sevilla.
  • 1996 Finalist, Third Prize for Painting. Seville Culture Fund, FOCUS.
  • 1997 Finalist, Alfonso Grosso Painting Prize. Southern District, Seville.
  • 1997 Finalist, Fourth Prize for Rural Painting. Caja Rural de Sevilla.
  • 1997 Finalist, Painting Prize. Seville Culture Fund, FOCUS.
  • 1998 Honorable Mention, Fifth Prize for Rural Painting. Caja Rural de Sevilla.
  • 2000 Selected, Fifth Exhibition of Plastic Arts. City of Dos Hermanas, Seville.
  • 2003 LII Autumn Exhibition. Royal Academy of Fine Arts Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Seville | First Prize for Painting from the Illustrious College of Notaries of Seville.
  • 2004 LIII Autumn Exhibition. Royal Academy of Fine Arts Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Seville: Selected Work.
  • 2007 Spanish Painter Selected for the 2007 Florence International Biennial of Contemporary Art.
  • 2007 Selected Work V Real Painting Contest and Illustrious Official College of Pharmacists of Seville.
  • 2015 SICAB 2015 Selected Work. HE Ayto de Sevilla.
  • 2015 Selected Work Royal and Illustrious Painting Competition Official College of Pharmacists of Seville.
WORK IN COLLECTION
  • Rural Savings Bank of Seville.
  • Ducal House of Alba. Palace of the Dueñas, Seville.
  • Lebrija Palace, Seville.
  • Motilla Palace, Seville.
  • Hermandad del Gran Poder, Seville.
  • Private National and International Collections.
  • Royal and Illustrious College of Pharmacists of Seville.

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