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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 numerous private collections worldwide. Public installations include a permanent sculpture commissioned by the city of Madrid in 2003. Antonio Santín lives and works in New York.

Santín 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, Santín 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 with abstract patterns and textures. Each of these works brings the background into the foreground while a discernible shape hovers beneath the surface.

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Selected Works
2020 
Oil on canvas
35.4 x 45.3 inches (90 x 115 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Música Ligera

2020
Oil on canvas
35.4 x 45.3 inches (90 x 115 cm)

2020
Oil on canvas
84.6 x 59.1 inches (250 x 150 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Gaslighting Minuet

2020
Oil on canvas
84.6 x 59.1 inches (250 x 150 cm)

2020
Oil on canvas
59 x 84.6 inches (150 x 215 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Toast to Ashes

2020
Oil on canvas
59 x 84.6 inches (150 x 215 cm)

2020
Oil on canvas
49 x 79 inches (124.5 x 200.7 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
El Arbol de la Vidilla

2020
Oil on canvas
49 x 79 inches (124.5 x 200.7 cm)

2019
Oil on canvas
60 x 78.8 inches (152.4 x 200.2 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Elevator Pitch

2019
Oil on canvas
60 x 78.8 inches (152.4 x 200.2 cm)

2019
Oil on canvas
51.2 x 70.9 inches (130 x 180 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Pet Insurance

2019
Oil on canvas
51.2 x 70.9 inches (130 x 180 cm)

2018
Oil on Canvas
70.8 x 78.7 inches (180 x 200 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Coral Greed

2018
Oil on Canvas
70.8 x 78.7 inches (180 x 200 cm)

2018
Oil on Canvas
70.8 x 78.7 inches (180 x 200 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Cajón Desastre

2018
Oil on Canvas
70.8 x 78.7 inches (180 x 200 cm)

2018
Oil on Canvas
70.8 x 78.7 inches (180 x 200 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Apaña

2018
Oil on Canvas
70.8 x 78.7 inches (180 x 200 cm)

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

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

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
47 x 86 inches (119.4 x 218 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Yes To Octopus

2017
Oil on Canvas
47 x 86 inches (119.4 x 218 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)
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
59 x 98 inches (149.9 x 248.9 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Horror Vacui

2016
Oil on Canvas
59 x 98 inches (149.9 x 248.9 cm)

2015
Oil on Canvas
59 x 98.5 inches (149.9 x 250.2 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Been There Done That

2015
Oil on Canvas
59 x 98.5 inches (149.9 x 250.2 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
On Deck

July 11 - August 23, 2013

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