Saúl Castro is a Mexican artist, born in the city of Oaxaca in 1967. His studies at the Fine Arts School of the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez of Oaxaca (1989 – 1993), an apprenticeship in the workshop of Plastic arts “Rufino Tamayo” (1995 – 1998), and a collaboration with Master Artist Shinzaburo Takeda for a mural in Japan (1993) all inspired his early artistic career.
Saúl Castro's recent work also combines elements of abstract and figurative art in compositions that often feature marine wildlife and the deep, rich colors of his native region. He describes his approach to art as 'emotional;" his daily life is so inextricably linked to his art that he finds it impossible to separate one from the other.
In addition to being an illustrator and painter, Castro has gained recognition as a sculptor and art instructor. His work has been widely exhibited in Mexico, as well as in the U.S., Japan, Spain and Argentina.