Excerpt by Anne Barlow, written for the catalog of Casado’s show at Picasso Foundation:
“Closely tied to the age-old but ever-present drive for physical perfection, the “nuevocuerpo” series raises complex questions about opportunities and threats that will increasingly face us on both personal and cultural fronts. Who has access to new choices presented by genetic research? Who makes a “suitable” candidate for artificial reproduction, and for what reasons in the future might we desire ourselves or loved ones to be “cloned”? At what point will our willingness to eliminate undesirable traits or physical features undermine our humanity? In relation to this, “nuevocuerpo.v04” is almost a mockery of the goal for the “perfect” body, presenting a “Do-it-Yourself” kit where you match the artist’s own face with the hands, feet, torsos, genitalia, teeth, eyes and eyeglasses of your choice: a strange combination of “human” skin and hair textures and the more “perfect” ones of smooth android bodies.