UN FANTASMA QUE RECORRE EL MUNDO

A phantom traveling all around the world
Show by Oscar Santillan at DPM gallery

Guayaquil - Ecuador


LINKS:

Rio Revuelto (Curatorial text about the exhibition)
El Telegrafo (newspaper)
El Expreso (newspaper)

EXHIBITED WORKS:

Colored sperm
Photographic documentation of the result of 7 masturbations by the artist, after having vegetable pigments injected into his seminal vesicles
2009






One hundred years
Pinhole camera set up for a 100 years exposure
2009 - 2109


The lookout
Paint taken off from the gallery's wall, and a scale model created completely by the paint scrapings
2009


Memorial
'The New York Times' edition rendered blank by chemical process, and a miniature created from the extracted ink
Chemical counseling by PhD (c) Sean Bird
2008


The lost time
Clock set up in the Atlantis time zone
2009


Spider statement
Photography
90x60cm
2008


Anyway, I haven't lost my pants
Oil paint on canvas
2008 - 2009

Statement - Contact info

The gap between the possible and the impossible, between reality and fiction, has been the creative territory from where my practice departs.
The repertoire of strategies is always expanding and includes means such as: the transmutation of materials; documentation of unorthodox actions; or, the actual deception of the eye without the use of post-production methods.
Then, these strategies interweave with a phenomenological approach committed to creation as a physical action in the world, as the embodiment of reality.
As every new experiment requires a different set of skills, a prominent amount of effort has been devoted towards the dialogue with others. The igniting spark comes always from unapologetic speculation, from the simple curiosity of asking “what if” to others and myself.
I consider my practice as a vindication of curiosity. I hope to find what is epic in the small, in what is obvious but somehow unnoticed, in a blink, in a falling leaf, in a newspaper, in a casual encounter.

Contact: santillano@vcu.edu
Oscar Santillan is represented by dpm