Proyecto para EFIMERA

Somewhere and everywhere
Action with a private security guard and a telescope on a parking lot

Un guardia de seguridad privada que ha sido contratado para el evento arriba al mismo con un telescopio casero en su mano. Se coloca en la mitad del lugar y hace uso del telescopio para ver las estrellas en el cielo.

Oscar Santillan

Works from my first crit at VCU

Buried sparkle
A light glowing through the wall

The compassionate hunter

The broken land
Rock, thread, levitating ground and living plants

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.

Oscar Santillan is represented by dpm