I have been courting the fire for over twenty five years and some sparks have flown over that time, however the work I do now is the language of the flame made art that speaks for itself. During the last five years in Canada, my work took a new and interesting direction, and in the process, despite the various challenges such as language and a different culture, I have managed to vibrate through my experience, my passion and dedication absolute in this art.
Sculptures by daniel castillo
Universidad Industrial de Santander University, Colombia,Universidad Industrial de Santander University, Colombia
- TRAZA ARTESANAL INTERNATIONAL AWARD NOMINATION, COLOMBIA 2011
- LATIN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP LONDON, CANADA 2011
- CHARLEY FOX MEMORIAL OVERPASS PUBLIC SCULPTURE, LONDON, CANADA 2011
- LONDON ARTS COUNCIL GRANT 2010
- BANTING HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA PUBLIC SCULPTURE. LONDON, CANADA 2010
- MEMORIAL WALL FOR THE HOLOCAUST AMONG PROPOSALS FROM ISRAEL, GERMANY, USA AND CANADA 2009
- LONDON ARTS COUNCIL GRANT, CANADA 2008
- GOLD MEDAL TO THE MASTERY NOMINATION, COLOMBIA 2006
The Best of Worldwide Glass Artists Vol II 2011
Living Artists of Today Contemporary Art 2012
His work is featured in two international publications in 2012, "The Best Of Worldwide Glass Artists" printed by Kennedy Publications and "Living Artists Of Today International Contemporary Art? edited by Arts and Beyond Publications.,The Best of Worldwide Glass Artists Vol II 2011
Living Artists of Today Contemporary Art 2012
His work is featured in two international publications in 2012, "The Best Of Worldwide Glass Artists" printed by Kennedy Publications and "Living Artists Of Today International Contemporary Art? edited by Arts and Beyond Publications.
Daniel was born and raised in Bucaramanga, Colombia, South America. (1960)
He pursued his interest in glass after going to the Universidad Industrial de Santander University ?UIS- in Colombia and then he traveled to Venezuela to get apprenticeship in stained glass. Through this encounter he started to discover the beautiful and ethereal nature of glass and it sparked all his creativity.
His training in engineering and stained glass led himself naturally to the process with fused glass which can be approached much the same way as a painting or sculpture and he nurtured this interest in kiln-formed glass and it has grown into a career. He continually strive to grow as an artist and advance his work technically and conceptually. Drawing on his background along with inspiration from sources such as the four seasons and the Canadian landscape Daniel creates beautiful and compelling glass art that ranges from simple functionally shaped pieces to sculptures, wall panels, windows, doors and installations.
He was teacher at ITAE- Manuela Beltran University in the faculty of Architectural design while he had two studios in South America: one in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela and other one in his home town: Bucaramanga, Colombia.
He received a nomination to the national award Gold medal to the mastery in Colombia and his work is exhibited throughout North and South America, Spain, Italy as part of hundreds of private and public collections.
Today he works from his studio in London, Canada and he has received several grants from London Arts Council. One of his achievements was to win the international competition to make The Memorial Wall for the Holocaust for the Jewish Community Centre in London, Canada among proposals from Israel, Germany, USA and Canada; He has been lecturer for Museum London guides, London Cross Cultural, Glassfax Canada glass collectors, London City Symposium and others.
His work has been part of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection Autumn Art sale recognized as one of the most prestigious events to display original work from some of Canada`s most talented painters and sculptors, presented by the McMichael Volunteer Committee.
In 2010 he won the competition to build the sculpture to commemorate the ninety years of the discovery of insulin, "Banting House National Historic Site of Canada Public Sculpture" and his latest achievement was to win another public art competition in Canada to make the "Charley Fox Memorial Overpass Public Sculpture", a tribute to the Canadian military forces that were part of the world`s conflicts; at the same time he was nominated for the ? Traza Artesanal International Award? in Colombia in 2011.
- Memorial Wall For The Holocaust for The Jewish Community, 2009 London, Canada
- Banting House National Historic Site of Canada 2010 London, Ontario, Canada
- Charley Fox Memorial Overpass Public Sculpture 2011 London, Canada