The work of Manny Castro, American contemporary painter and sculptor, explores social invisibility, race, gender and sexuality. Castro’s work portrays fully rendered figures and their environment which are then obscurely ghosted, concealed with heavy impasto, never to be seen again. Upon discovering that the figures of the paintings have been completely masked by the artist’s brush, the work inspires an observer to contemplate its meaning beyond its painted surface. Castro’s work is physically and conceptually layered to provoke an open-ended narrative. Castro provides an investigation into how a people can be physically present yet remain unseen and how invisibility is common occurrence towards marginalized communities.