Gran Canaria, 1960
Sema Castro (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1960) is a technician in Plastic Arts. She currently lives and works in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Her artistic work, which began in 1990, explores the power and symbolic capacity of the pictorial image, through different periods and cultures. He uses oil painting on rigid supports, mainly large wooden boards on which he practices a technique of gestural automatism that translates into an approximation to organic forms and elements of a primitive Nature. It is here where elements of the pictorial tradition, memory and gesture are organized and manifested together to give birth to surprising images.
Sema Castro has had twenty solo exhibitions, working assiduously with Spanish galleries: Artizar (La Laguna), Manuel Ojeda (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), Contrast (Barcelona) and, currently, Bibli (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) and Estampa (Madrid). He has also participated in the art fairs ArtMadrid (Madrid), with Estampa Gallery; ARCO (Madrid), ArteSantander (Santander), and NewArt (Barcelona), with Manuel Ojeda Gallery; Affordable (Mexico), with Pilar Cubillo Gallery. His work has also been shown at Latitude, Dakar Biennial (Senegal).