Copper (2009)
A video piece that Andrew Brehm and me made a few months ago. Since it's about 15 minutes long and has some sort of narrative structure, I'll strongly suggest to be patient... and enjoy the whole video


Diet (2005)
A video from a long ago


some-new-little-works (December 2009 - VCU)


The faint castration
Burnt-out fluorescent light

The army with no past
All the pages of a novel rearranged as a flat composition

The sad landlord
Candle wax and fluorescent light

The golden book of cookies
A book bound with two spines

The manifesto of goodness

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