The artistic development of this sculptress, born in Cespedosa de Tormes (Salamanca, Spain) in 1958, is marked by the seduction which the different materials exert on her.
During all these years she was confronted with stone, clay, iron, glass, wax and different vegetal elements… always trying to encourage the hidden poetic breaths to emerge to the surface, while carrying her expressive possibilities to a limit.
The difficulty or the complexity of the necessary treatment to carry it out has never been an obstacle for her, rather the contrary. Sometimes it seems that Julia’s work is determined to force the ductility of the materials until succeeding that we forget its coldness, its stiffness or even its fragility.
Julia Castro’s whole work is a lyrical translation of her reflections on social aspects of the human being (loneliness, revelation, transcending, complementation, background …) as well as an also lyrical confirmation of the real or invisible multitude of obstacles, borders and difficulties with which this constant urge of affirming itself is confronted.
Since her first sculptures in stone and of big size, Julia Castro has reached the development of a language, based on the interaction of glass with different materials. That is a balance of opposites which interact and engage each other in a dialogue. They are void limits, positive/negative contradictions of material and spirit which present us hidden beauties, colours that change imperceptibly, only apparent fragilities after all (just as she likes to say).