I conceive pictures that represent my deepest and most irrational perception of contemporary art; I experiment by combining aspects of previous works of art, using other artist’s expression and juxtaposing it with my own romantic models in expressive poses. Through this, I aspire to show meaningful images that transmit a sense of beauty as an attempt to raise the human spirit. At the same time offering a contemporary, fresh look that represents my philosophy.
My artistic energy drives me to arrange stunning figures in conceptual designs, rendering them in a believable and convincing way. I bring both worlds - theoretical and naturalistic - into communion: taking the human figure and works of art out of their natural context to create a new environment for them, a new reality or world for us.
Cuban-American, studied at Miami Dade College and the New World School of the Arts before travelling to Florence, where he trained at the Angel Academy of Art under the tutelage of Michael John Angel a student of Pietro Annigoni.
Santos has had exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America, including the Villa Bardini Museum in Florence, Italy, the National Gallery in Costa Rica and the Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida.
• PAISAJES y RETRATOS, Dec 6th- 20th, National Gallery, San Jose Costa Rica.
• SYNCRETISM, Oct 27th- Nov 26th, Eleanor Ettinger Chelsea, New York, NY.
• BEYOND REALISM, April 7th- 9th, Oxenberg Fine Arts, Miami, FL.
• NEW IMPRESSIONS, March 5th- 29th, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX.