Artist of the Day | Oscar Santillan

Oscar Santillan

Gathering of Specimens, 2017 Graphite on marble 23 3/5 in diameter

Oscar Santillan insinuates in his work the existence of a territory where fact and fiction are exchangeable. Unexpected events occur there, the beat of drums synchronizes to the sweat of a person, the unrealized desire of a dead person is fulfilled, a cloud is physically capture in a marble container, or the tip of a mountain is stolen.

Oscar received an MFA degree in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University - VCU (USA); attended residencies at Fondazione Ratti (Italy), Skowhegan (USA), and Seven Below (USA). He is at the time a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy (Netherlands), and soon will join Delfina Foundation (UK) as an artist-in-residence.

His work has been displayed at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (Mexico), Nest (Netherlands), Havana Biennial (Cuba), The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art - SECCA (USA), Copperfield Gallery (UK), Marilia Razuk Gallery (Brazil), Oud-Rekem Castle (Belgium), Bonnefanten Museum (Netherlands), Centro de Arte Contemporáneo - CAC (Equador), Fundación ODEON (Colombia), VOGT Gallery (USA), Guatemala Biennial (Guatemala), among other venues. courtesy of,

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