RAMON CASTELLANO DE TORRES, is born in Ceuta (Spain) on August 31, 1947.
The being son of an excellent draftsman and of an out-standing painter determines, somehow, Ramon to devoting himself to the plastic arts from very early age.
His already long artistic path has projected it from Moron de la Frontera (Seville), where he resides from 1976, removed always from the big cities.
The critics of art are in the habit of cataloguing it as a painter fundamentally expressionist, but, for his long artistic career and for his, wide fan of styles and cultivated technologies, it is extremely risky to do it so categorically.
His painting passes, from the purest and academic realism, with his marine and urban landscapes, up to the hardest abstract expressionism, with his famous juxtapositions of color, and the elegant and studied composition that he develops in all his works, consequently he would be better to define it as an artist of his(h time, I worry and always seeker of new forms of expression.
Ramon Castellano's painting is sustained on two fundamental props: the composition and the color.
His catalogued work, which overcomes the thousand, is very distributed by the Spanish geography and by the rest of the world, specially in Japan, Germany, Argentina, Cuba and The United States.
Such a quantity of works they could have been conference and admired in numerous individual and collective exhibitions, harvesting many awards that reward his brilliant one and prolífera artistic career.
Ramon Castellano has works exposed nowadays in Galleries of Art as: Artelista, My Gallery, Museum Cross Blacksmith, Artmajeur International Appeases, California - the USA), Arshumana, From the Plastic arts(Sculpture) (Argentina), With the Art, Spectrum, Galleon Hispavista, To liberate Yourself, There cures Society International, Artatoo, GVAES Gallery of Spanish Art, Key Patron (Republic Argentina), Blue Ice, Art Vital, Dynamical Art, Art Today, The Friends of the Art, Art Tract, Empires, Art in Ligne, Álvaro Hernández, DevianART (Hollywood, California, the USA), Gallery Aberta (Oporto, Porugal), Civila, Hispanic World, Your Art, Artede, Digital Consciousness Artis Database, Dotecome (Portugal), Foundation Antonio Segovia Lobillo, Contemporary Matetena Arte, Avisen-Avk Art Gallery (Denmark), Margencero Revista Haystack, Art Enebral, Babele Arte (Italy), The Saatchi Gallery (Your Gallery) of London, Lakewood's Yessy Gallery (Colorado, the USA), EU Art Museum, etc., etc.
His Biography appears already, between the prominent figures throughout the world famous, in:
Assiduous collaborator, with articles and illustrations, in cultural and pedagogic Magazines as "Oil-mill", " From the Border ", "Kikiriki", etc.
Illustrator of diverse infantile stories.
To the margin of his merely pictorial labor Ramon Castellano, as historian, has written and published, under the sponsorship of the Foundation Fernando Villalón, the following books: " Monuments Historical Artistic of Moron "; " Geographical Notes of Moron "; " Walking along Moron "; " Illustrated History of Moron of the Frontera " and 2 ª extended Edition of " Monuments of Moron ".
His works possess organisms as the Cultural Center of the Armies of Ceuta; Excmo. Town hall of Moron of the Frontera (Seville); House of Spain in Dusseldorf (Germany); Municipal Chapter of Moron (Cuba); Mercantile Circle of Moron of the Frontera; Field club Cantarranas, etc.
This way they think of his work
... " Ramon Castellano de Torres´s painting is very distant from being the pretentious result of transposing to the plastic expression a quantity of grandiloquent ideas without the soul of the reflection. It is for the opposite a simple painting, but as result of an exercise of introspection and of interpretation that they depart from basic concepts, as the composition and the color. The artistic speech that the painter develops native of Ceuta, in almost all his creations, they are sustained also, necesariamenre, in a solid theoretical base that he has been acquiring during his already long and brilliant artistic path, in which different disciplines, styles and technologies come together. "...
( Sixto Gómez Siles, Critic of art).
... " The individual style that Ramon Castellano leaves expressionist translates and to filter of this " humus ", is hereby rich and varied. The analysis of the form has to be revealed forthwith of interior excavation that the artist realizes, in fight between the spirit and the matter, between the volunrad of communication and the condition it targets of the man of incommunicability. The translation of the idea in images is realized in the own moment in which the image takes place technically ... " (Maria Fernanda Morón de Castro, titular Teacher of the Faculty of Fine arts of the University of Seville.)
"... More painter than draftsman, great dominator of the color, of the volume and of the composition. His chromatic compositions are excellent and his oneiric late afternoons, full of light, ride between the royal thing and the unreal thing ... " (Joaquín Cano Satrústegui, Critic of art).
... " The poet has envy of the force of the brushstrokes of Ramon, which start the water of the wild path of the spring, for later, tame his anarchy and, in the painful quietude of the picture, fuse links of blood, violets, orange, cadmiums: an eternal union of light and life ... " (Francisco Bejarano, poet).
... " He is Ramon Castellano a painter difficult to fit in a concrete style, of him they have said of his trend expressionist, but seeing and knowing all his work it is very risky to affirm it. What yes is evident to say is that, Ramon Castellano de Torres, painter of artistic race, has expressed, in almost all the styles and pictorial technologies, with excessive brilliancy ... " (Pedro Antonio Bonetti Álvarez, Patron and critic of art).
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Prizes and honorific mention
- Cartel of the Carnival of Moron of the year 1981.
" " 1983.
" " 1985.
- Granted the " Rooster of Moron " for the Excmo. Town hall of Moron in September, 1981.
- Honorific of the XIIth ª Infantile Fair of the Book. Moron de la Frontera. Myo 1991.
- Grant of the Shield of Moron in the 1 º Centenary of the Title of City for Moron. October, 1994.
- Plate of the Commission of Education of the Excmo. Town hall of Moron de la Frontera in 1991.
- Plate of the AASS of San Francisco in 1996.
- Plate of the Excmo. Town hall of Moron. May, 2004.
- Recognition and gratefulness of the Council of Education and Science of the Meeting of Andalusia. February, 2004.