Artists like Cesar Santos grow up with the intuition to go against the current and, that way, they often end up finding themselves in a unique position. “Some of my friends would tell me, ‘Don’t do classical art’,” he told Holistic Auction, “and my other friends who like classical art would say, ‘Don’t concern yourself with contemporary art’, so I thought, ‘Let’s make a mixture of these two things and call it syncretism and make these opposing schools of art live together within a painting’.”
Born in 1982, in Villa Clara, Cuba, in 2000 Cesar enrolled at the New World School of the Arts but, just before graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, he dropped out in search of his visual language. In 2006 he graduated from the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. His work is an investigation on contrast and form, playing with opposites. Actualizing old school techniques to shape ideas into lyrical and dramatic pieces. He is in permanent collections at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sicily, the New Salem Museum and Academy of Fine Art in Massachusetts and the Museum of Art and Design in Miami.
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