Monday, November 16, 2009

Jerico Santander

Jerico Santander is from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Santander's fields of artwork are mainly Illustration, Art Direction, Digital Art, Photo manipulation, and surrealism.



I chose these two images from Satander's gallery because they both focus on surrealism. I find Surrealism very intriguing because it's abstract and makes you think in a very different way. The first image of a guy opening his chest to reveal what appears to be some sort of heaven. I love that Satander made the opacity lower to make the figure blend in more with the background, as well as choosing colors to make the figure appear to be a part of the natural landscape. I think the message Satander is sending by the figure exposing the inner parts of his body is the more open-minded, accepting, and less self conscious we are is the key to being free.

The other image has a very interesting structure. A person's face is constructed of bodies of water surrounded by cities and semi-engulfed by smoke which could be interpreted as pollution. These details outline the facial features of the person. I think the image shows Satander's view of the world. I like the contrast of dark and light which shows the shift between night and day. The lines could represent aging of the person. Satandar is showing the blend of nature and technology as well as it's effects on the world.

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