José Manuel Castro López is a Spanish artist who manipulates stone like it was soft clay. His sculptures are full of wrinkles, waves, twists and turns which contrast with the solid material and make you question the laws of physics.

The Spanish artist draws inspiration from Galician mythology: “My relationship with the stone is not physical, but magical,” he told Hiptoro. “It recognizes me, it obeys me…we understand each other. My stones are not lifeless. They manifest themselves”. To create these smooth textures López uses mostly quartz and granite.