Tours India for a month as cultural visitor and university guest lecturer. The exposure infuses Castrillo with the cultural skeleton of an ancient culture of Asia as he consciously challenges the pervasive influences of western art.
Installs TRIBUTE TO THE DEAD SOLDIERS, in Guam.
Philippine representative in Sculpture to the Paris Biennial. Awed by the experience of seeing European refinement in traditional and modern art, he nevertheless becomes convinced that some of his techniques are not being used in Europe, particularly embossed copper, and constructed and welded brass.
Cited as one of the Philippines' best in the visual arts category in the Fookien Times Yearbook. He is the subject of a cover story for the Asia Magazine, and the Singapore Sunday Times.
Installs THE RISE OF KNITTED SOCIETY, Goldhill Plaza, Singapore; THE FORCE OF THE WEST, L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington D.C.
Prepares trophy for the Singapore Malaysia Racing Rallies.
Solo Exhibitions: Agra Gallery, Washington D.C.; Plaza Hotel, New York City; Via de Parigi, Palm Beach; Gallery 99, Rome.
Receives front-page critical reviews from leading critic Benjamin Forgey, of the Evening Star and the Washington Post. Cover story for Free World Magazine ("International Primitive: Herald of Renaissance in Sculpture"). Personally satisfied by results of his international shows, and despite major offers abroad decides to come back to the Philippines feeling that what he achieved did not carry his country's name along.