Smile At Me
Oilstick & Acrylic on Canvas in Plexiglass Box
40 x 23 x 17 cm. (15.7 x 9.1 x 6.7 in.)
This three-dimensional original is known as one of the artist's personal favourites.
Niclas Castello himself utilises this masterpiece as his instagram profile picture, as a representation of himself.
The cube painting series is Castello's successful attempt to overcome the ever-present separation of sculpture and painting. These pieces mark a milestone in the history of art through the methodology. The artist destroys his original paintings to create new masterpieces in form of veritable sculptures. Castello's cube paintings question the fixed perspectives of society, by representing the idea of containing the macrocosm of a whole world into the macrocosm of a limited space. The artworks are perfected in their design by utilising 24 karat gilded screws with which the plexiglass boxes are sealed.