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ANTONIO SANTIN

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HARPER'S BAZAAR. SINGAPORE JULY 2015

"The results are astounding.These mystical rugs draw the viewer in and make you want to peel them back and discover what’s underneath. “The Rug Series is trompe l’oeil illusionism,” says Santin.

"pages 42-43"

 

 

 

CASA VOGUE Brazil JANUARY 2015

"Por debaixo do tapete" Studio visit and interview.

"...este impulso permanece latente em cada ato criativo, o artista inevitavelmente mumifica suas circunstâncias de vida e, assim, se rebela contra a aparente aleatoriedade de sua existência e a ideia trágica de deixar apenas passos para o mundo"

 

FORBES JANUARY 2015

"10 Must-See Works of Art at Art Stage Singapore 2015"

 

TIME OUT JANUARY 2015

"A textural oil painting with bright, thin lines of paint piped onto the canvas to resemble fabric. And the thing underneath it?"

 

COMPLEX JANUARY 2015

"15 Artists About to Dominate 2015."

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FAMO MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2013

"Solo la luce rivela qualcosa in più anche se in ogni caso non di più che il nostro lato del tappeto."

pages 4-9

 

INTERVIEW MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2013

"Sieht aus wie ein Teppich unter dem ein Mensch begraben wurde, ist aber keiner. Der Maler Antonio Santin beherrscht seine Kunst einfach nur wahnsinnig gut."

 

HUFFINGTONPOST NOVEMBER 2013

"... it seems to be the only apt description of the Spanish artist's hyperreal masterpieces.. Blending the mythology of murder victims wrapped in carpets with the allure of a vibrant, well-crafted image, he pokes and prods at the emotions of his viewer. Santin's paintings might leave a sour taste in your mouth, but in our opinion, hyperreal morbidity has never looked so good"

 

DESIGN TAXI NOVEMBER 2013

"Santin’s paintings are incredible in their detail and texture, and have a moody, noirish element about them."

 

YATZER OCTOBER 2013

"...Spanish artist Antonio Santin is currently at his very best... playing gracefully with the apparent pop-culture reference of murder victims wrapped in carpets, Santin’s images combine seduction with a feeling of danger or fear, almost as if these carpets were covering our darkest secrets or deepest regrets."

 

DISEÑO INTERIOR OCTOBER 2013

"... Las alfombras son figuración sin figura, un secuestro de la carne; la tela como crisálida que o bien contiene el cuerpo o lo oculta y digiere"

pages 9-11

 

BLOUIN ARTINFO SEPTEMBER 2013

"15 Questions for Photo-Realist Artist Antonio Santin"

 

DESIGNBOOM SEPTEMBER 2013

"the concealed silhouettes protrude from beneath the detailed, intricate fibers that surface the decorated carpets, revealing eerie compositions that both attract and unsettle the audience"

 

iGNANT SEPTEMBER 2013

"The paintings are based on photographs he takes himself and manages, despite the fact that hyperrealism seems to be incredibly popular these days, to create something new."

 

SELECTISM SEPTEMBER 2013

"the incredibly detailed textiles would be impressive enough on their own – his use of colour quite extraordinary – add the three dimensional feel of these human forms distorting the carpets and you’ve got something both sinister and beautiful"

 

ARTDAILY SEPTEMBER 2013

"Up close, Santin’s surfaces are a stunning highly sculptured layering of oil and acrylic paint"

 

JUSTAPOZ MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2013

"Spanish artist Antonio Santin's collection paintings of human bodies (we assume) hidden under ornate tapestries are rather haunting"

 

XTRART SEPTEMBER 2013

"En sus obras Antonio Santin desarrolla cuestiones relativas a la belleza y la domesticidad, a la empatía y el distanciamiento"

 

TREND HUNTER SEPTEMBER 2013

"The shadows that these hidden figures cast are dramatic and uncanny. I can’t help but wonder if these carpets are hiding destructive forces behind beauty"

 

BEAUTIFUL/DECAY SEPTEMBER 2013

"Using a deeply-rooted tradition of Spanish Tenebrism and his training as a sculptor, Santin paints using the play of light and shadow to create depth and a haunting realism"

 

HI FRUCTOSE SEPTEMBER 2013

"Inanimation characterizes the painting but it is the beholder who gives or takes breath away"

 

THE GROUND MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2013

"“Whether it is a face, a dress or a rug, for me, it’s all about grasping what is hidden or concealed."

 

 

MY MODERN METROPOLIS SEPTEMBER 2013

"Much of Santin's work evokes a haunting sense of morbidity and, in this case, the mysterious presence beneath the carpets will send chills down your spine"

 

MODERN PAINTERS magazine May 2013

"Antonio Santin paints huge oriental carpets with hidden mysteries lurking underneath."

pages 11,31

 

CASA VOGUE Magazine, BRAZIL Dec 2012

"o trabalho do espanhol antonio santin, que jŠ ť conhecido pelas pinturas hiper-realistas de corpos sob tapetes, como na foto acima (textura e detalhes revelam um artista extremamente virtuoso)"

page 36

 

FLATT magazine May 2012

"The new work is really convincing. You don't get here without several years of painting and really hard work"

pages 51-61

 

BERLIN ART LINK APRIL 2012

"A young Spanish painter takes over the Lower East Side"

 

SOCIETE PERRIER APRIL 2012

"Artist Antonio Santin Offers Light, Darkness and Edge"

 

ARTE INFORMADO MARCH 2012

"Jaume Plensa, Alicia Framis, Xavier González y Antonio Santín inauguran en el exterior"

 

 

BABYLON Magazine October 2011

pages 70-75

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Freunde von Freunden Studio Visit. September 2011

 

HI FRUCTOSE Magazine January 2011

pages 52-59

 

MODERN ART FOR SALE, Die bedeutendsten Kunstmessen der Welt November 2010

FEYMEDIA ARTBOOKS

pages 114-116

 

EL PAIS "Aqui había una estatua" 10 November 2010

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TAGESPIEGEL 9 Oktober 2010

"Tatort. In der Koje der Berliner Wilde Gallery Hängt das Gemälde "Schönleinstrasse" von Antonio Santín"

page 24

 

 

ARTSLANT Show review Oktober 2010

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ART.ES Nº 39/40 October 2010

"What's going on in... Berlin? A city which promises something new everyday..."

page 153

 

EXCELSIOR MX // EL PAIS. CR Septiembre 2010

"Antonio Santín se hace un nombre en la escena berlinesa..."

Deutsche presse-agentur (read more)

 

FILE DVD MAGAZINE April 2010

"...The cover for this issue features a painting by the very talented Spanish born artist Antonio Santin followed by an interview as well as a beautiful selection of his work..."

"Antonio Santin" pages 28-41

 

DARE MAGAZIN

 

DARE MAGAZINE . April 2009 (read more)

"...als außenstehender Betrachter von Schönheit in einigen seiner Werke, als malender Chirurg in anderen, nähert sich Antonio Santin vorsichtig dem Mysteriosum des fleischlichen, wandelbaren Seins" Stephanie Weber

ABCD MAYO 2008

 

ABCD mayo 2008 "carne eres" (read more)

"...expone cabezas de animales y cuerpos desollados como si fueran retratos humanos, y rostros humanos y desnudos femeninos presentados con la rudeza y la rotundidad fría y objetiva de quien retrata un pedazo de carne" Miguel Cereceda.

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MU mayo 2008 "Desde dentro " (read more)

"...Pinturas que demuestran cuán próximos están en el arte, confundiéndose entre sí, los extremos de la fealdad sangrante y de la belleza superior" José Marín-Medina

CALLE20

 

Calle 20. Madrid. mayo 2008

"La serie con la que Santin ha inaugurado su primera individual en madrid es repugnante y bella, bestia y reflexiva al mismo tiempo." Maria de Chai

LIFT STUTTGART

 

LIFT STUTTGART Oktober 2007"Antonio Santín schokt mit Naturaleza Muerta"

"…weil die Sclachhoft-Gemälde des Kunstlers Antonio Santin schockierend und wunderschön zugleich sind"

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ZÜRIBERG. Zurich. September 2007 "Berliner Maler Antonio Santin stellt bei Widmer+Theodoridis aus

"... beruft sich auf eine Malerei, die Energie und Dynamik aus der schöpferischen Krakft im Wissen um Tod und Leidenschaft zieht. "

ZURICH 2007

 

SZENE Zurich. September 2007. Werner Widmer und Jordan Theodoridis interviewed

LA OPINIÓN. Murcia March 2007

"... como si te pudieras meter dentro, todo lo que queda delante de tus ojos es pintura"