Andrea Castillo is a Colombian fine artist born in Bogotá.
For the past 20 years my work has revolved around my image, the captivating and complex fact of being a woman and a mother, music and silence. Few have been the sketches and previous images that have remained of my paintings; I do not usually plan the things that happen in my life, but I let life flow, assimilating responsibilities, yet keeping in mind that many things happen by surprise. This is my painting. I paint about myself, the things that happen to me, the images that come to my mind, waiting for that element of surprise that accompanies the technique, the weather, the moment, the feelings, the color palette, the music, always ending within the silence of the picture. When I take a look at the outside, the complexity of the world has such an impact on me. There is so much visual and auditory noise that distances us from ourselves and hinders us from discove- ring the beauty of the simple things. This is one of the many explanations that I could give of about the closed eyes of my figures and their arms that refuse to reach out. I believe in harmony, in rhythm, as well as in assonance, disorder and improvisation, I believe in the simplicity of the image and in the subjectivity of the message. My painting is a simple parenthesis in time.”