/ 13 March 2023

THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines-Visayas has received a wood relief sculpture for its art collection from an alumnus.

Anthony Castillo handed the sculpture to the Office of Initiatives in Culture and the Arts last March 6.

UPV said that his work titled “Maskarado Series IV” is made of stained mahogany wood. The 29 x 10x 2-inches artwork is consistent with Castillo’s psychosocially-themed oeuvres.

Castillo finished his secondary education at the UP High School Iloilo in 1993. He studied Psychology at the University of San Agustin.

He joined UPV Teatro Amakan in 1992 and was the lead dancer in Apik, the dance drama choreographed by National Artist Agnes Locsin and directed by retired UPV professor Ed Defensor that was presented in Melbourne, Australia.

Castillo has been creating wood sculpture since 2007. His drawings in 2007 and a photo installation in 2014 were part of his two solo shows at the former UPV Art Gallery.