Julio Alberto Vega Castro, received his 2 first names since he was the grandson of Julio Castro, a twin son with a brother called Alberto.
His first last name, Vega is given by Fernando Vega and his second last name Castro, was given to him by his mother Elba Castro back in 1976.
Borned and Raised in Alajuela, (a.k.a. Ciudad de los Mangos, Ciudad de los Locos, Ciudad de los Apodos, Ciudad del Humor...)
He grew up observing his uncle Rafael Angel Castro while he painted oil landscapes and still lifes and borrowing his painting kit every time he traveled out of the country to make his own early paintings.
So, It was a matter of time in order to take the decision and start formal studies. After sharing his impressions and fears with Estefania Estebanovich's father an old classmate from Alajuela's Institute High School, architect an art lover and later with Roberto Lizano, a costarrican artist from the Bocaraca Art Group the decision was taken and he entered first, Olga Espinach Artist's House and one year later he was admited in the University of Costa Rica's Fine Arts School, an institution with a little more than 100 years old.
He defined and produced an exhibition to get his BFA which included the use of digital photography, prints, music, escenography, live vegetation, detonating the discussion that wanted to redefine the academic programs and its name from Fine Arts School to Visual Art School. Unfortunately the School is still works and is named based on its "Renascence" interests. Obsolete.
Currently he works for worldwide company related to technology and keeps producing art freely and responding to his own intellectual and aesthetic ideas.
He lives in the same avenue in Mango City, loving his Canadian Wife, the poet and private author Wendy Tereck and their 2 cats, Gracie and Toolie.…Read More