Some new works

Map and Dust
Photograph
100 x 123 cm
2011




For Juana Ines de la Cruz, Five persons with long hair are somehow within the gallery wall
.
Their actual hair comes out at random intervals. By removing the caps, their hair is seen through five holes, being the only visible part of their body to the viewer. 

The participants come in and out from within the wall whenever they want and they stay or leave as they wish.


Juana Ines de la Cruz
Five beings with long hair
2010







Horn
Ashes, glass, and wood pedestal
2010




Strawberry Puddle
Photograph
100x67cms
2010




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