Perhaps the final word (and not exclusively so) for Enrique Castanon’s art is transformation. Far from being a simple notion of growth or change, transformation in this art signifies and presents parallel visual possibilities. It is an art discovering movement in the forcefulness of line and excitement in the briskness of color. The intimate touches of fantasy in the creative response of making art provide a new window into even newer, undiscovered but vivid realities.
Director S.E.Asian Art Institute
It is his unique ability to combine down-to-earth imagery with transcendental elements within an aesthetically harmonious format that makes Enrique Castanon a rare and rewarding painter whose intriguing neo-surreal compositions make a significant contribution to post-modern art.
Editor, Gallery&Studio magazine
New York City
I am having a very strong, positive, physiological response to the meandering lines. For me the lines remind me of veins or our life-lines while the shapes remind me of the cellular structures within our bodies. The faces are surprising and unexpected! They make me question what they are sharing or what they have said to one another. There is a floating or dream-like quality. The darker parts in the upper and lower left corners provide some grounding and balance.
Enrique Castanon’s paintings combine childlike elements with the sophistication of an artist who has studied his craft well. Within that sphere of formalistic training and knowledge of art history, he delves into his inner self to create works that speak to our hearts, souls and dreams.