Echoes

The works of Angel Castelán depict a series of ordinary moments that could be a snapshot into anyone’s daily life. However, looking further in, the work is a dialogue in itself, which speaks on identity and personal relationships. Castelán, who is a gay, Latinx male, sources his own life as reference material for the prints, drawings, and paintings in his exhibition, entitled "Echoes". He depicts the authenticity and vulnerability of these intimate interactions that are reserved for private moments or settings and are unconstrained by cultural and societal influences. Angel Castelán earned his MFA in Painting from the University of Houston (UH) in 2019. He was a Teaching Fellow at UH from fall of 2017 through spring of 2019. He has had solo exhibitions in Houston including "To Be Honest" at Project Space Gallery in 2019 and "Drawn Superstition" at the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library in 2017. Also, in 2019, Castelán participated in the group exhibitions "Hombres Sinceros" at the Multicultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts organization (MECA) and "UH School of Art 41st Annual MFA Thesis Exhibition" at the Blaffer Art Museum (Houston). In December of 2018, he was featured in VoyageHouston’s "Art and Life with Angel Castelán".
Exhibition Dates: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019 to Saturday, August 10, 2019

The Talk

The Talk, 2018, hand printed linocut on paper, s.s. 9 x 9" / f.s. 10 x 10", ed. of 10

Strange

Strange, 2018, hand printed linocut on paper, s.s. 9 x 9" / f.s. 10 x 10", ed. of 10

Cosmic

Cosmic, 2019, hand printed linocut on paper, s.s. 9 x 9" / f.s. 10 x 10", ed. of 10

Don't Threaten Me...

Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time, 2019, hand printed linocut on paper, s.s. 9 x 9" / f.s. 10 x 10", ed. of 10

Infinite

Infinite, 2018, hand printed linocut on paper, s.s. 9 x 9" / f.s. 10 x 10", ed. of 10

Hold On

Hold On, 2018, hand printed linocut on paper, s.s. 9 x 9" / f.s. 10 x 10", ed. of 10

3AM

3AM, 2018, relief print on paper, s.s. 9 x 9" / f.s. 10 x 10", ed. of 10

4AM

4AM, 2019, hand printed linocut on paper, s.s. 9 x 9" / f.s. 10 x 10", ed. of 10

The In-Between

The In-Between, 2019, acrylic on panel, 36 x 48"

Mestizo (Double Self...

Mestizo (Double Self-Portrait), 2016, acrylic on panel, 26 x 32" (diptych)

House of Memories

House of Memories, 2017, acrylic on panel, 24 x 24"

El Chico del...

El Chico del Apartamento 202, 2019, charcoal on paper, 36 x 36"

Move Together

Move Together, 2019, charcoal on panel, 12 x 16"

Push the Button

Push the Button, 2019, charcoal on paper, 10 x 10"