Vita Eric Decastro
VITA ERIC DECASTRO, 1960, french artist, is educated as a screen printer, but he is mainly working as a painter.
Since 1984 he has been engaged in art, Eric has exibition together with artists such as Hermann Nitsch, Gerhard Richter, or Markus Lüpertz. In 2009 he founded the Artspace Frankfurt. He has organized exhibitions under the motto, ‘Rendez-vous des Artistes’, with curator Dr.Elmar Zorn, Prof. Ludwig Seyfarth and Dr. Danièle Perrier.
Eric Decastro is educated as a screen printer, but he is mainly working as a painter. In his mostly large-sized works he uses the dripping technique which is a contribution to the abstract expressionism. But Decastro is especially interested in the balance in the coloring and lighting of his paintings whereas the thick and impasto application of color plays a significant role. The plastic effect is increased even more by an interplay between light and shade originating from changing incidence of light. The observer is pulled into a colorful and poetic cosmos, which is intentionally designt to allow the illusion of landscapes or outer spaces.
Thematically Decastro deals with the issue of fugaciousness.
Decastro's works are represented in the Collection Deutsche Bank /SAL-Oppenheim, RE Collection, Schloss Mochental Collection, UGM Museum Maribor Art Gallery, Slovenia, Museum Villa Rot Burgrieden Germany, Torrance Art Museum California Kunstverein Heppenheim Germany, Inca-Cola collection Lima Peru Eduardo Hochschild Collection Lima, and much more.
Eric Decastro's art will be shown at the Torrance Art Museum in April 2016 amongst others like Tobias Rehberger, Gerhard Richter Ed Ruscha and at the Bronxartspace New-York USA.

L‘artiste français Eric Decastro se concentre d‘abord sur la peinture figurative et découvre peu à peu et
depuis quelques années les multiples facettes de l‘abstraction qu‘il essaie d’intégrer de plus en plus dans ses
matériaux. Il mélange en même temps des pigments avec des liants mis au point par lui et d‘autres matériaux
avec lesquels il réalise des oeuvres malléables, parfois de couleurs intensives et d‘autre fois de couleurs
neutres. Ses qualités méditatives font que l‘observateur est transporté dans l‘image qui le mette dans un état
de paix positive. L´artiste a la possibilité de donner un aperçu de son
processus de création et par la même de montrer de nouveaux travaux qui nous font nous concentrer d‘une
façon méditative sur la couleur blanche.
Dr. Hanneke Heinemann 2017


Having initially concentrated on figurative painting, the French artist Eric Decastro has discovered already
several years ago the multiple facets of abstraction, which he is increasingly trying to integrate into materials
he uses. He melds pigments, his own binders with other materials, whereby he creates malleable works, at
times colour intense, at times less colour intense. His suggestive qualities allow the observers to merge into
the picture, they put them magically in a positive and peaceful state of mind.
The artist gives an insight into his creative process and presents new works, which enable us to concentrate
on the colour white in a meditative manner
Dr. Hanneke Heinemann 2017