Antonio Santín featured in STIRworld
Antonio Santín was recently featured in STIRworld Magazine in the article Sweeping something under the rug: in conversation with Antonio Santin. Urvi Kothari writes:
“When you look at one of my paintings from afar it can be very deceiving. I have seen the reaction of many beholders, often confused, not knowing if they are looking at a sculpture, a real rug… it’s quite amusing!” These works reflect on the compositions of Madrid-based Antonio Santin, whose genre defining art has taken over the global art scene. The magic lies within the details that adorn the surface of Santin’s canvas. What looks like intricately embroidered tapestries with fringed detailing, when given a closer gaze, engulfs the beholder into a composition worth thousands of paint strokes. Antonio’s oil paint composition mimics the texture of a weaver’s skill, transforming a blank canvas into a visual treat to the eye. A typical day in Antonio’s studio is incredibly busy. “There are always several paintings in progress that I watch evolve like little babies, there are many decisions that have to be made. During my day, when I am not busy with the rug series, I dedicate a part of my time to reading and receiving input. Another part is to work on new ideas and finally there’s the experimentation process. I work as much as I can,” he shares.
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