"Niños Astronautas" by Carlos Santiago, Acrylic on Canvas
64" X 56"
Acrylic on Canvas
Original Art Work
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Painter, born in Ponce and raised in a family where he was exposed since early childhood to different fine art expressions. Holds a B.A. from the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico in Special Education with a Minor in painting. In 2002 the artist was awarded the very coveted Alfonso Arana Scholarship, which enabled him to study art for a whole year in Paris, France. During this period, he attended Teophile Gautier Institution, trained in human anatomic drawing at the Taller de Bellas Artes de la Marie and with renowned artist Daniel Fisher, acting as well as his assistant. Likewise, he trained with internationally renowned Alfonso Arana. During this period, he was part of the group Le Rat Su Champ, dedicated exclusively to live landscape painting. His expressionist work is characterized for a strong support for human resistance with a very strong position on the matter. His color palette is wittingly utilized to create a personal iconographic language to serve his spiritual purpose. Carlos Santiago has a Master in Painting from the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Ponce.