ÁNGEL CASTILLO PERONA, Photographer.
He is a digital photographer and loves living in the city and getting around on foot or by public transport. The urban environment has always been where he likes living, therefore streets of any city or village are the scene of his photography. He aims to capture the essence of natural elements in urban settings or the city dwellers passing by.
He produces photography using in-camera techniques such as multiple exposure, Bokeh or reflections. The use of these techniques combined with his love of Avant-Gard art (specially Impressionism), provide an intriguing perspective in his photography that blurs the line with painting.
With his camera he portraits a world with no troubles, full of light-hearted vivacity, vibrant colours and light. There is a lot of reality in his work, although it appears transformed in the eyes of any viewer, making them to question what they actually see.
Ángel embraces photography as a discipline to explore his creativity but also as the best ‘tool’ to be present in the moment and produce a mindfulness state of mind. His style is in line with a type of photography that produces an emotional impact for his senses, where the form and especially the colour are the key elements in the production of his work.
Ángel Castillo Perona was born (1975) and raised in Madrid and he is currently based in Brussels (2006) and also, he has a strong link with London since his partner lives there.
He studied law at the University in Madrid, but without finally acquiring a strong vocation and without ending up working as a lawyer. Since 2006 he has a contract with the Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union in Brussels, where he happily lives and where he began to discover photography. He has always been very passionate about images though, which he particularly discovered through films and he began to explore it in a more committed way when he bought his first SLR camera in 2010. His first exhibition was in 2019 under the name Impressions and Contrast’ organised by the Spanish Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium, a starting point to growing as an artist.
2nd – 7th May 2021 – Runner up to be exhibited in Barcelona with my picture ‘Big Mess’ in the VALID WORLD HALL as part of a selected art work, organised by The ArtBox Gallery. https://www.artboxprojects.com/barcelonafinalists
12th March-9th May – #shapeofthenew, curated by Sukai Ecclerson (Casildart), in collaboration with Artcan and hosted by Kroll, a virtual exhibition exploring artist responses to global issues and the power of reinvention. I’m part of the exhibition with my piece ‘The Heroine’
To enter the exhibition: Bit.ly/shapeofthenewexhibition
23rd February- 23rd March – “Prelude”, an ArtCan Virtual Exhibition, curated by Andrea C Morley and Sussi Hodel, participating with my piece “Far from heaven” https://www.artcan.org.uk/whats-on-2/
To Visit the Exhibition https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/4734055/prelude
10th – 31 January 2021 – Virtual Group Exhibition organised by ArtNumber23 Gallery https://issuu.com/artnumber23/docs/new_era_r1_jan, participating with three pieces (“Pay-Pay, “Solitude” and “Starry Day”)
4th January-30th June – ARTBOX.GALLERY Zurich and worldwide on ARTSY – Group Exhibition https://www.artboxprojects-eng.com/world-1, participating with my piece “The Heroine”
25th February – 4th March 2021 – Group Exhibition in Rome: “Windows into the Virtual”, organized by Loosen Art Mag/Gallery. www.loosenart.com/pages/exhibition-windows-into-the virtual, participating with my piece “Sunset in Lockdown”
15th-18th October 2020 Barge House Gallery in London – OXO Tower Wharf – Group Show organised by Artfullframe – www.artfullframe.com, participating with three pieces (“Magnolia”, “Mirror” and “Hair Spray”)
7-9 February 2020 – Carte de Visite, Brussels. Group exhibition of 290 artists organised by the Brussels City Ministry of Culture, presenting three photographs of my Impressions series (“Burning”, “The Gate” “Floral Net”). http://cartedevisite.brussels/
31st January 2020 – Visión Ultravioleta Gallery in Madrid. Participation in an exhibition by all the artists selected to be part of the book ‘Emergentes1-La Ciudad’. https://visionultravioleta.com/ My piece exhibited was “Life and Death”
December 2019 – “Emergentes1 – La Ciudad“. Selected from among 150 emerging artists with the picture ‘Life and Death’ to be part of the book created by Fran García where 24 artists from different disciplines illustrate and relate what The City means as part of where we live. The book was launched on 30th January 2020 in La Casa del Libro, Gran Via, Madrid. http://altermad.com/category/emergentes/
September-November 2019 – “Impressions and Contrasts”. A solo exhibition at the Spanish Embassy in Belgium, Brussels, presenting 20 works. With this choice of works, the artist plays with the contrast among the urban and city landscapes photographed in a bucolic and impressionist approach, and a series of portraits, photographed in a more intimate light with vivid expressions, representing a very personal experience. https://www.spainculture.be/es/region/bruselas/impresiones-contrastes/