Coming up: our new short story,X-plorers;Chapter
1. Voices; Chapter 2: The Mission; Chapter
3: I Should Have Told You.
like to thank the Kentucky Theatre Gallery for the
opportunity to display my art once again and all the
fans that took your time to write the comments.
Unfortunately, we cannot post the comments this
time. Someone took our comment book, and we have
been unable to get it back. I deeply appreciate
your support. Thanks again.
A big thanks to the Graphic
Artist/Designer Alyssa Sheridan for her great collaboration
Also, a new solo exhibition has been scheduled
for the month of August, 2016, at the Kentucky
Theatre Gallery. Click here for the official
poster and alternate poster.
Juan also had a solo
exhibition during July, 2015, at the Kentucky Theatre
Gallery, Lexington, KY, USA. See the official and alternative posters for
the exhibition. A special thanks to the Kentucky Theatre
Gallery and all persons involved in making the exhibition
of the comments from the 2015 exhibit:
exist in a time now that is open to the discovery of true
and unlimited possibilities.JuanCastillo's
work gives us a chance to open up to worlds of unlimited
possibilities through new dimensions of imagination and
multi-dimension most people are unaware exist.Art is
a communal relationship between the artist and the viewer.Juan's subject matter shines a light on
the deeper level of the dream realm the viewer may have had
but were unable to express. Every year he has exhibited at
The Kentucky Theatre thousands of movie-goers have had the
unique experience to enjoy the chance to discover unlimited
possibilities, worlds and realms in his work.Juantruly
embodies what it means to be a Visionary Artist of our time.
W. Goodman, artist and gallery director
“Beauty, like strangeness, is suggestive.No two
people see it the same.That
uncomfort you speak of is what creates your art.Always
“Thank you for sharing your gift.”Andrea
“MAESTRO DE MAESTROS!!!”Augustin
“Very Storm Thurguson/Dali-esque.Extremely
“Loved your artwork!Salvador
was thinking the same thing!”
“Your art is very interesting.Reminds
me of “Urantia.’”
“Just seeing this art makes me want to paint.”
“I would buy your art.Very
“Thought provoking, and makes the viewer ask
questions of what you were trying to portray.Nice
was mentally exhausted after looking at just 2 or 3 pieces.Very
interesting form, and I hope you keep developing it.”MG
“You have strong imagination.I enjoy
visualizing your views and creations and such.” AB
love to hear some of your interpretations, at which I could
the clean look of the overall canvas and the irrationality of
well thought out before hand.”S. Hayes
“Very fine work!Don’t
lose your imagination.Keep it
“Hi Artist!You have
done a great job.Keep
your mind always open to new possibilities.Keep
surprising your audience with your works.My
favorite was ‘From Here to Eternity.’ ‘ Ci Vediamo.Lorenzo
“So engaging – wonderful!Prices??”D
“I think they’re beautiful.You can
tell how much you put into your work.”Shawna
spectacular, a little Dali-esque.Beautiful.Keep
pursuing what inspires you and your audience.”Mary
“Juan. . . es
imprecionante tu ARTE cada abra representa lo q’eres y lo
q’quieres lograr.Tienes un talento
especial. . . Estoy.Muy
imprecionado en hora buena.”Luis C.
“Wonderful feelings on viewing. . .”
“Appreciate your artist’s statement. “ KJM
“Giger, Floyd, Dali!”Ike
“To me, art is anything that makes you feel.The feel
doesn’t always have to be positive, the feel is just something
that pulls at the strings that live in your soul.Keep
playing that beautiful music. “
“Enjoyed getting to look at and experience your
keep it up.”
“There is a lot going on.Juxtaposition
of images and styles.Perfect
“…You’re wonderful, interesting and weird in the
“I have viewed a number of exhibits in this small
space, al types, styles and media.I
enjoyed yours very much, especially “Irrational Sequence,’ as
the symmetry was ‘refreshing’ to the rest of the room.Good
“You look like you are looking for answers to
questions you have.I hope
you find them.”R.
“I love the ‘Prometheus’ feel and the futuristic
quite beautiful!!Keep up
the great work.”FrancisJ.
“’X-Origin’ – Real Surreal!(Juan:Why no
pieces have strength.”Hank
Also, we have posted a new short story, "Adaleth."
We hope you enjoy it.
cannot believe that I am alive... what a strange place
this is... I must be dreaming. They can talk...We
have one that is totally different from any creature
that we have caught before... I am trying to analyze
your structure and origin... I think I have found the
perfect match for what you have been looking for all
this time...What are you talking about? My name is
not Mia...You have to realize that we have reached a
high level of complexity."
The painting "Eternal
Memories" has been published in the October-November
Artist Magazineas an additional illustration for the
article "Artistic Rivalry" by the Australian artist, teacher
and writer Elena Parashko, www.elenaparashko.com.
like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Parashko for her
great support and for giving me the opportunity to collaborate
with her on this article. It has been a huge honor to do
last, but not least, I would like to thankProfessional
the opportunity to display my art to a much wider audience,
which has helped reaffirm to me the validity of my work and my
latest update, which includes the new artwork "First
A new exhibit of Juan's work was
installed during the month of July, 2014, at the Kentucky
Theater Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky USA. Click to see
the main poster
poster for the exhibition.
Some comments from the 2014 Kentucky
"Wonderful show!" - Arturo Sandoval, fabric
"Salvador Dali, move over! Seriously,
your art is very intriguing. Thanks for sharing with us
Ky. Theatre patrons!" - Carrie Price Cox
"Very entertaining, I find myself astounded,
the work proves to amaze and dazzle us all."
"Very cool. The art is amazing!! So
entertaining" Ciara Hellman
"BRAVO!!!" - Agustin Zarate
"Reminded me of Dali in the best possible
way!" - GA
"Nice Circus theme. You're an amazing
colorist/shader. Love floating/bird depictions."
"Imagination & creation are two different
things - which one is your favorite. Great work" - GEO
"Deductive approach. Great
imagination. 'Oschin,' the best. Great work." -
"Hey artist, sweet pictures! Keep doing
what you're doing!"
" 'First Temptation,' the Beginning of Sin
(nice)" - Clay
"So impressive! Love the artwork,
especially the gradient, 'Acoustic Nightmare.' " - TJ
"Just incredible. Are they for
sale? These remind me of Dali, one of my favorites.
Keep doing excellent work." - Pablo
". . . Your work is thought-provoking,
excellent placement of imagery which draws the eye. Love
your use of colors." - D.A.B.
"Uplifting ... trippy, but a good trip!" - LW
"Blown away! Keep up the great
work. I'd love 2 c the dark settings with special
"Very good art, trippy & surreal. I
can definitely see some influence from Salvador Dali. I
particularly like 'Tago Mago.' Nice use of the melting
clocks from 'The Persistance of Memory.' Great work!" -
"You definitely have your own original
style. Enjoyed your exhibit immensely."
"Love your xhibit. 'Ship of Dreams,'
'Empty Rooms,' and 'Full of Strength.' Clean." - Hank
"I am very glad to get a chance to view your
artwork. Out of the pieces here my favorite is 'Deductive
Approach.' The use of perspective and size, as well as the
characters depicted, really stood out to me. The fade from
cool to warm as well as the use of shadow and whimsical shape
with a more sinister feel of the jester. Thank you for
your art. Thank you for sharing it."
"The work of art here is very
incredible. Every work of art has a different meaning to
every person that looks upon it."
"Love the 'Thinner than Air!' " - Gary
"Juan - I liked 'Ship of Dreams' the best. -
"I liked 'The First Temptation. I mean
wow, it is truly amazing."
"The 'Thinner than Air' is cool, creepy and
mysterious. Really makes you think."
"Very surreal, nice color, low horizon,
interesting symbols used throughout. Great depth." -
"After years of deep space travel,
Genesis systems have not been able to find anything even close
or similar to Earth. . . as you know, you are the most
advanced android ever built. . . I cannot answer that question,
Rox-xy. . . I will say that in order to fulfill our mission, you
probably have to consider the inconceivable."
"You are a
talented artist. I have a Dali at home, and I am
reminded of his work."
"Love the vibrant colors
and bizarre characters in your work. Keep 'em coming'."
"Love "The Last Dragon"
painting! Really eye catching."
"As Mussolini said, "It's
very entertaining." Your paintings are truly physically
pleasurable to me. I'll keep my eye out." -
"Thanks for your excellent
talent and expression and creative and bold art. I love
it!" - John Wardlow, BA Art Buyer and Graphic Artist,
Lexington. Graduate of Philadelphia Museum Collge of Art
"Amazing talent! . . . I
sincerely look forward to seeing more of your work. Be
well!" - AJ
"Wow, you're amazing."
"Beautiful and sad."
Thank you." Dustin
"Very interesting and
unusual!" The Power Family
"Madness meets Burton."
"Beautiful colors!" Kim
"Thank you! Very
Delightful." C. Lewis
"Pandora's box beautiful
and carefully executed abstract relationship."
"Our Last Century," the
description of my own relationship, fighting the obstacles
that come to you in life. "Lost in Illusions" (how
much?) That's all.
"Your art is
awesome. I love the colors. The feeling
of being alone but wanting to connect."
Progress." The woman is very mechanical, yet she can
still experience the delights of simple pleasures such as
smelling a rose. Makes me wonder could androids
experience what humans can. "Our Last Century" - the
world around the couple is bad yet they still are happy with
each other. Oil spills and ice burgs melting - current
isues - space- future. All of your paintings are
"Incredible thought to
colors, to dimension and interpretation - a brillIant trip." -
""Last Century" is
wonderfully gruesome. I want it."
"Mindful - love them
all." L. Retting
art! So Dali!" - Rock Hill, SC
The painting "Ship of Dreams"
has been published in the June issue of "Professional Artist
Magazine" as the illustration for the article "Perception," by
the Australian artist, teacher and writer, Elena Parashko, www.elenaparashko.com
See Most Recent Art for the June 2012
additions, which include the new paintings "Dream Effect"
"Pandora's Box," and the new short story "Axphix":
"It feels like one
hundred years has passed by. . . in this otherwise pitch black
frontier, . . it is possible there is a huge overabundance of
these chemicals . . . I assume the extreme cold keeps the
giant marbles in place. . . the Priscus cannot work at this
pace in these conditions . . crap! I was afraid that
something would happen!"
Juan's work was featured
month of September 2011 at the Kentucky Theatre.