From Breaking Out: An Eduardo Castrillo Sculptural Tour
by Alfredo Roces, 1995, Inyan Publishing
Castrillo give collectors a wide range of sculptured abstract pieces and rectangles in dazzling range of metal finishes: oxidized bronze, polish brass, chrome plated steel, rusty iron, polymer coat. In the case of his movables, the sculpture could be made to sit up or prostrate in enough postures to satisfy even the most jaded viewers.
Dr. Rodolfo Paras Perez, Phd, Art Critic and Historian
Castrillo’s exhibit…is a metallic visual treat of angled lines and heaving planes. Some pieces hug the wall like jewellery. Some walled the viewers in with an experiential cave-like presence …Like most of Castrillo’s pieces, this one is metal: welded and given a brown, bituminous finish–it covered one room in the gallery, wall to wall and floor to ceiling. People walked into the cave, transforming the work as they themselves are transformed by it: all are engulfed by the work as they also effaced the work somehow. Yet the presence of each is keenly felt. Art becomes situational. These are people in and about
sculpture and the sculptures stashing people. Art is no longer simply an object, a monument nor perhaps even just an environment, but a total situation.
Leonidas V. Benesa, Art Critic
From a critical appreciation Castrillo at Station 14
Catalogue of the Movable Planes and Shapes Exhibit 1974
The works are called “Movable Planes and Shapes”, 25 of them, all bronze with different finishes…
Two exhibits ago it was plexiglass and chrome together, the transparent and reflective qualities of the materials possibly underscoring the artist’s concern with light, and its sister element, color.
Last year’s was all chrome, highly finished with its many facets acting like mirrors for the environment both inner and outer…In the spirit of environmental and situational art, the new works are also meant to be movable and therefore portable even by one person. Possibly with the human body as analogue, each of the “free-standing” movables was made to have at least seven ways of being presented.