The aesthetic tradition of Antonio Santín is the Spanish Baroque, including his interest for the “sacred”, an interest derived from his religious upbringing, but also from his sculpting practices inspired by Andalusian imagery.
The ideas of sacrifice, death, tales and symbolism are inherent in this imagery and, thereby, in Santín’s work. His use of violent contrast between figure and background is, in a way, also a reference for his passion for baroque aesthetics, but more so for his obsession with contrasting darkness and light, death and life.
Antonio Santin “Carne de Kanone”
Date: October 4th – November 28th, 2008
Open: 11:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Sunday and Monday)
Place: heliumcowboy artspace
Address: Sternstraße 4 20357 Hamburg
Tel: +49 40 4840 8860
Text: kazumi oiwa