Manuel Castro Mellado was from Córdoba, born in 1944. However, he has lived in Barcelona since 1952, where he died on 21 July.
Manel Castro, painter and engraver was a unique artist on the Catalan scene. For generations he should have worked on abstraction, but he stubbornly made his way to personal and narrative figuration.
A scholar of color and a good connoisseur of the history of painting, his nostalgic characters could be himself (a great reader and traveler) and seem to live in a timeless and sometimes surreal world.
He has been working with the Jordi Barnadas Gallery since 1993 and lately also with the 3 points gallery in international fairs and exhibitions.
From the Art Galleries of Catalonia, we send our condolences to his family and friends.