The Secret Garden
Oilstick & Acrylic on Canvas
230 x 128 cm. (90.6 x 50.4 in.)
By using a very unique style of expressing his art, Niclas Castello achieved to create this piece of art. It is loosely based on his review of the ‘Secret Garden’ in Perth, Western Australia. He utilises small inscriptions as symbols of important personal life events. Although the true meanings will always remain a bit of a mystery notes like LOVE YOU S.M. makes the viewer wonder if Castello is secretly confessing his love to his current fiancé Sylvie Meis. He elaborates by referring to the date of when they officially started dating, which is included as ROMANCE 31.05.19 FOREVER. These references help indulge the viewer in the artist‘s personal very significant experiences.
Being part of the two-piece original ‘Australia’ series "Secret Garden" is inspired by Niclas Castello’s first visit to Australia, which was planned for 2019.
Although the artist’s trip had to be postponed to a future date, the unique artworks reflect his initial ideas about the country Down Under.
‘The Australia’ series paintings allow the viewer to gain insight into Castello’s very personal expectations of Australia, in form of his collected notes. Additionally, these masterpieces also intrigue by containing an uncomprehending aspect, which leaves room for open interpretation.