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Castillo flies the abundant skies in ‘Celestial Sojourn’

/ 03:00 AM April 23, 2018

Nelson Castillo’s “An Unfolding Sky”

For his solo show “Celestial Sojourn,” Nelson Castillo documents movement while organizing layers of his well-known ethos of distinctly-painted miniature birds, and breaking apart its quotidian actions of flight.

“Celestial Sojourn” investigates the wandering nature of birds, juxtaposing it with the consciousness of a drifting individual apparent in our culture today—a character that exists both inside and outside the conventional traditions and venues.

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The artist’s works are conduits for analyzing the human consciousness: specifically, one’s search of meaning and purpose by embarking on a journey, literally and figuratively.

Castillo is an internationally renowned Filipino-American artist noted as the “Father of Miniature Painting” in the Philippines. He has more than 100 awards and recognitions from different local and national art competitions.

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“Celestial Sojourn” will be on view simultaneously at Galerie Raphael Shangri-La and Galerie Raphael Serendra from April 24 – May 4. The artist’s reception is on April 24, 6 p.m., at Galerie Raphael Shangri-La. Call 9416194 or e-mail shang@galerieraphael.com.ph; Call Galerie Raphael Serendra at 8563034.

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