About Victor Castillo
Victor Castillo was born in Huari-Ancash, Peru, on December 17, 1961. He is the tenth of 11 siblings. He attended the School Prevocacional 341. Early in his life, he has shown his affection towards drawing. He studies in Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes de Lima-Peru from 1981 to 1986, and graduated with Honors.
Since 1984 he has been exhibiting his works regularly in different Art Galleries, where he put the figure of human beings as his center of attention. This became the element that he developed even after he graduated from School of Fine Arts in 1986.
In 1992, Victor Castillo traveled to Argentina, where his painting and his thoughts transformed gradually towards abstractionist that he developed with multiple technical forms and experiments. He started making himself known in the Competitive Art market of Buenos Aires. During almost 6 years in Argentina, he exhibited his arts in numerous competitions, where he is recognized by the originality of his Art with which he got the recognition of the juror in numerous contests in which he participated.
During that period, Castillo painted Requim for The Cultures of The Stone, exhibited at the prestigious 4th Chandon Art Biennial in the National Museum of Fine Arts in BB AA — Argentina. The work titled Incursion was showen in Recoleta Cultural Center in BB AA —Argentina, LA PINTA, JA. JA ...( celebrating the 500 years of the discovery of America). Selected Artist for the Prize: Foundation Klemm 1997 for Al Cuerno Con La Vaca. With the work At Portas he participated in the show Novartis Prizes that took place at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires-Argentina. He returns to Peru in December 1997 and produced numerous paintings such as Swing (1998), Pipes (1998), Scenery for to Personage Mochica (1999...), Bottle (1999), etc.
He is invited to Miami to participate in the Show Latin-American Art in 2000, where he met Yuli Widiati from Indonesia, with whom he shares his life since 2002. Between the varied works that he produced in Miami, the Artist emphasizes Kunang Kunang, the large painting Castillo dedicated to welcome his new son, Ron. PAREDES DEL INFINITO (2005). Victor Castillo stayed in Miami until September 2005 when he moved with his family to San Francisco. There, he finished MATAHARI when his second son, Rocco was born. He continues producing art of excellent technique at Oxido de Manzana (2006). Victor Castillo and family are current resides in Hayward, CA.