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Antonio Santín was born in Madrid, Spain in 1978. He received his Degree in Fine Arts from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2005. He has exhibited internationally and is represented in the collections of Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris and Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona as well as among numerous private collections worldwide. Public installations include a permanent sculpture commissioned by the city of Madrid in 2003. Most recently in 2016, his works were shown at the Sharjah Art Museum for the of the nineteenth edition of the Islamic Art Festival. Antonio Santín lives and works in New York

Santin constructs eerie, arresting compositions that simultaneously attract and unsettle in their evocative depictions of sublimated desire. He orchestrates elaborate still-lifes, manipulating both objects and the human form to construct a space he describes as “more real than reality itself”. He creates a visceral tension between surface and space with a range of techniques that incorporate both the technical foundations of classical painting and unexpected alterations to the qualities of oil paint to re-assemble the sensory experiences of everyday life. Deeply rooted in the tradition of Spanish Tenebrism as well as his own training as a sculptor, Santin juxtaposes flattened planes with tangible forms carved by light and shadow to create a continuous perceptual dialogue in each work. The rug series evolved from his ongoing interest in the opacity of fabric as a device to obscure the body with abstract patterns and textures. Each of these works brings the background into the foreground while a discernible figure hovers beneath the surface.

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Selected Works
2017
Oil on Canvas
67 x 71 inches (170 x 180cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Inappropriate Predictions

2017
Oil on Canvas
67 x 71 inches (170 x 180cm)

2017
Oil on Canvas
50 x 89 inches / 127 x 226 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Win Win Way Out

2017
Oil on Canvas
50 x 89 inches / 127 x 226 cm

2017
Oil on Canvas
71.5 inches / 182 cm diameter -  Marc Straus Gallery
Honeymoon

2017
Oil on Canvas
71.5 inches / 182 cm diameter

 -  Marc Straus Gallery
Honeymoon, 2017 (Detail)
2017
Oil on Canvas
47 x 86 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
Yes To Octopus

2017
Oil on Canvas
47 x 86 inches

2016
Oil on Canvas
66 x 97 inches
167.6 x 246.3 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Tinder Trap

2016
Oil on Canvas
66 x 97 inches
167.6 x 246.3 cm

2016
Oil on Canvas
79 x 118 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
Cholamandalam

2016
Oil on Canvas
79 x 118 inches

2016
Oil on Canvas
59 x 98 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
Horror Vacui

2016
Oil on Canvas
59 x 98 inches

2015
Oil on Canvas
59 x 98.5 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
Been There Done That

2015
Oil on Canvas
59 x 98.5 inches

2015
Oil on Canvas
78 inches diameter -  Marc Straus Gallery
Annus Mirabilis

2015
Oil on Canvas
78 inches diameter

2015
Oil on Canvas
98.5 x 56 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
Flushing Meats

2015
Oil on Canvas
98.5 x 56 inches

2014
Oil on canvas
78 inches / 198 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Grawesome

2014
Oil on canvas
78 inches / 198 cm

2014
Oil on canvas
67 x 99 inches / 170 x 251 cm  -  Marc Straus Gallery
Wuhao

2014
Oil on canvas
67 x 99 inches / 170 x 251 cm

Exhibitions
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July 11 - August 23, 2013

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