Tomás Castaño’s realistic paintings capture moments frozen in time. Castaño’s main focus is the creation of a composition, one that captures best the essence of the place he is immortalizing on the canvas. His oil paintings present us with the old facades of the city of Havana, urban landscapes of Spanish colonial-style buildings. To venture through Havana is to take a true history lesson of all the styles of architecture that have shaped the Cuban capital. To look at Castaño’s painting is to get the feeling that it would be very easy to get lost walking around the portrayed neighborhoods.
Castaño is a self-taught artist living in Spain. He participated in many group exhibitions in Europe, the United States and the Far East and has had numerous individual and collective exhibitions in Spain. He represented Spain in the Biennale of Florence in 2005 and some of his work have been on the cover of books by international authors.