Miguel Angel is an artist based in Santa Pola, Spain creating oil paintings focusing on the human figure.

Under the stage name Sotoko, the human figure is the prominent focus and theme throughout Castrillo´s art practice, providing him a venue to illustrate the most basic and primitive instincts of humans; Furthermore, his paintings capture primal characteristics that still accompany our society even as we evolve.

He self-describes his work as controversial and dynamic; An experience or a fleeting thought can be the basis for his creativity; More specifically, his practice finds inspiration from the Renaissance and the revival of Classical forms and styles. He embraces a naturalistic realism, yet illusionist painting techniques used in Renaissance artworks.

Aditionally, he is fond of Italian painter Sandro Boticelli´s work and portrayal of the nude. However, contemporary artists such as Scottish painter Peter Howson inform his practice as well.

His works have exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in galleries in England, Portugal, Spain, Italy and the U.S.A.

 

As an artist, Miguel´s professional goal is to continue creating series of paintings incorporating new ideas using art as a communication tool and a profitable way of living.

Museu Maritim de Barcelona, November 2022.

Exhibitions : 

Upcoming Exhibitions :

Celebrating Life Exhibition

Grimandi Art Gallery, 988 Columbus Ave.

New York , ( U. S. A. )

September 1st.- September 30th     2023
 

 

Premio AccorsiArte 2023 

05-12 March 2023

AccorsiArte Torino-Venezia

 

Barcelona International Art fair.

Museu Maritim de Barcelona ( Spain )

November 2022.

 

Noi Ci Siamo, AccorsiArte Art Gallery

Venice ( Italy ) September- October 2022.

 

Exploring the I and You in an Era of Change,

Laura I. Art Gallery, London ( U.K. ).

October-November 2021.

 

Sex After Me, E.A.L. Bargehouse,

Oxo Tower Wharf, London ( U.K. )

October 2019.

 

Eros Interrogado, Salón Erótico de Barcelona,

Vall d´Hebron, Barcelona ( Spain ),

October 2019.

 

Kandariya Mahadev, E.A.L., Copeland Gallery,

London ( U.K. ) April 2018.

 

Eros Today, Port Erotic Saloon, Exponor,

Port ( Portugal ) March 2018.

 

Eros y Nosotros, Salón Erótico de Barcelona,

Vall d´Hebron, Barcelona ( Spain ),

October 2017.

 

El Lazo Aéreo, 

Museo de San Joaquín y Santa Ana, Valladolid,

( Spain ) April, 2017.

 

 

 

Artifact, 155 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002, U.S.A.

Solo exhibition, February the 7th to February the 25th 2024.

Galería Albir  L`Alfas del Pi ( Alicante ) Spain 

Spring Exhibition , March 14th to March 30th 2024

Vision Art Fair 

Palacio de Congresos, Ferias y Exposiciones 

May the 24-26th. 2024 Marbella SPAIN

 

 

 

 

 

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