The artist is born in Lucerne (Switzerland).
Studies with Max von Moos at Lucerne’s School of Applied Arts.
Apprenticeship in caligraphie design.
Participation at the Dokumenta 5, Kassel.
Participates in the famous exhibition “Transformer – Aspekte der Travestie” realized by Jean-Christophe Ammann at the Kunstmuseum Lucerne, Switzerland.
Long stay in the USA (Hollywood/photo series).
Makes acquaintance with Pierre Molinier.
Photographic illustrations for William S.Burroughs’ “Alice’s Smile”.
Stay in Rome.
Leaves Lucerne for Berlin.
Joins a groupe of young innovative painters, later
named the “Jungen Wilden” (The Young Wild Ones).
Establishes close friendship with Salomé and Rainer Fetting. Their commun works (His portraits of them) reflect the depth of their friendship.
Founded with Salomé the Punk Rock Band “Geile Tiere” (Horny Animals).
Performance with Salomé by the name “The Bitch and Her Dog” presented at the Third Symposium of Performance Art in Lyon.
Several concerts with Salomé and the band “Geile Tiere”.
Joint painting “KaDeWe” in collaboration with Salomé
Realisation of the film “Rooms full of mirrors” with Rainer Fetting in the Canary Islands (Lanzarote).
Collaboration paintings with Rainer Fetting.
Several double-portraits of Fetting and Castelli disguised as Indians.
Joint paintings with Salomé.
Concert performances “Opéra par Hasard” (Salomé, Fetting, Castelli):
Centre Pompidou, Paris – Théâtre Le Palace, Paris – CAPC, Bordeaux.
A stay in Venice inspires the film “Venice” made in collaboration with
A stay in the Philippines.
Musical project and record “Mackie Messer” (Mack the Knife) with Kiddy Citny.
Studio in Tuscany
The artist settles down in Paris.
Marriage with Alexandra.
Invents the “Revolving Paintings”.
Creation of the Cycle “Palio in Siena”: Paintings, sculptures, canvas, drawings…
Large series of „City Paintings“
Intensive photographic work with a self conceived camera.
Birth of his son Leandro.
Creates his first glass sculptures in Murano/Venice.
Birth of his daughter Anjuli.
Realisation and casting of large bronze sculptures in Toscany.
Moves to Zürich
2009 – 2015
Works in Zürich, Paris and Normandy
Works with his photographic files
Further evolution of the „Revolving Paintings“
Cultural exchange with China. (Sino Swiss Cultural Exchange)
Exhibition: „National Art Museum of China“ Peking
Visiting Professor, Tianjin Academie of fine Arts