The fundamental principle of Castaldi’s esthetics is founded on the concept of levity – a lightness of form and of color, understood as a reflection of the condition of uncertainty of the human soul. Her “colored surfaces” are characterized by a delightful though evanescent equilibrium which oscillates between sensuality and abandon, while her geometric figures appear lost somewhere in endless space. In all of her works, then, the redeployment of the colors, and their juxtaposition, as well as the mysterious alternation between supple, fluctuating lines and extremely severe traits, all combine to evoke a satisfying sensation of levity. Our gaze does not seem to want to budge, while our mind seems to peer out into the infinite.

Harold Coleman