cesar santos "Syncretism" solo exhibit
april 2018 On display APril 14 - may 12
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Cesar Santos Biography
Cesar Santos’ art education is worldly and his paintings reflect a well traveled mind. Santos studied at the Miami Dade College, where he earned his Associate in Arts degree in 2003. He then attended the New World School of the Arts. Before graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, he left to study abroad and amplify his understanding of art. In 2006, he completed the Angel Academy of Art in Florence.
Santos’ work reflects both classical and modern interpretations juxtaposed within one painting. His influences range from the Renaissance to the Masters of the Nineteenth Century to Contemporary Artists living today. With superb technique, he infuses a harmony between the natural and the conceptual to create works that are provocative and dramatic. Santos has had numerous solo exhibitions nation wide, including Miami, New York City, and now Los Angeles.
The artist has received numerous accolades, including first place in a Metropolitan Museum of Art Competition and the 2013 Miami Dade College Hall of Fame Award in Visual Arts. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sicily, Italy, the Beijing museum in China, Villa Bardini Museum in Florence, and the National Gallery in Costa Rica.
Artist Statement “My artistic energy drives me to capture the monumental language of classical majesty and humanism presented at a personal level. I am experimenting with poly-visual forms, that first appeared on the pages of my sketchbooks. I am brainstorming with the tradition and ongoing process of artistic expression; referring also to the contemporary visual freedoms of my time, allowing my need to search for mastery and present it in a simple, raw and honest way. My work is the result of multiple art forms orchestrated to sing in harmony the song of my life. My media for communicating involves archaic materials such as raw linen, gesso, charcoal, linseed oil and oil paints.”