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Saúl Castro was born in Oaxaca on October 29, 1967. At age 18, he won the first place of painting in military service.
From 1989 to 1993 he studied at the School of Fine Arts of the City of Oaxaca. In 1993 he collaborated with Master Shinzaburo Takeda in the elaboration of a mural in Japan. In 1995 he entered the Rufino Tamayo workshop where he attended various courses and was awarded a scholarship by this workshop in 1997.
In 1999 he founded the Sachmo Art Center, dedicated to providing specialized workshops for artists and courses for general public. In his career as a painter, he has exhibited in different spaces within the Mexican Republic, such as: Oaxaca Art Gallery, Mexican History Museum in Monterrey, Oaxaca Graphic Arts Institute, Contemporary Art UNAM, Poliforum Cultural Sequeiros de Mexico City, the former convent of Santo Domingo in Oaxaca, Casa Lam in Mexico City. Abroad has exhibited in Japan, Spain, Argentina and the United States.
The work of Saúl Castro has marked influence of oriental art, where he has found the spiritual balance to achieve artistic creation. It also contains a strong inspiration in traditions and nature of its native land; Comprises figurative elements, combining at same time an abstract style, with tendencies toward minimalism.
This combination creates a harmonious and quiet atmosphere, managing to evoke a sense of peace. He paints with a unique combination of old techniques including cold encaustic, watercolor and egg tempering. His sculptural work amalgamates pottery, metal, leather and wood, achieving a contemporary style.