Francesco Lo Castro creates hallucinatory landscapes composed of abstract shapes, layering spray paint, acrylic and screen-printed images between coats of resin. Submerged in the clear substance, the faint, pastel colors become translucent, creating a vivid illusion of three-dimensional space. When we first covered Lo Castro on the blog in2010, portraiture was his focus. But since then, his work has shed its figurative elements, only evoking them occasionally in works that are still heavily doused in abstraction. Take a look at some of his recent work below.