Cesar Santos

The Syncretism of the XXI Century.

The young painters who were born in the second half of the twentieth century inherit a tradition of five centuries of naturalistic painting. They are also witness to a break in this tradition occurring at the dawn of the twentieth century which, in some respects, envisioned solutions that resonate more with pre-Renaissance and tribal art forms.

On his canvas, Cesar Santos expresses this dichotomy that some wish to ignore. "This period - he once told me - must necessarily be a syncretic one, and I say it openly... sometimes I cry it out."

El Sincretismo del siglo XXI.

Los jovenes pintores que nacieron en la segunda mitad del siglo XX son herederos de una tradicion de cinco siglos de pintura naturalista y de una ruptura de esta tradicion durante el siglo XX, a favor de soluciones que de alguna manera empalman con las formas del arte prerrenacentista y tribal.
Cesar Santos pone sobre sus lienzos esta dicotomia que algunos pretenden ignorar y hace de ello su arte. "Mi tiempo - me comento' en una ocasion - tiene necesariamente que ser sincretico; y yo lo digo abiertamente. A veces lo grito".

Review by Robert Gil

Oxenberg Fine Art, "Beyond Realism, where the real meets the concept"

Possibly one of the best art exhibitions that I've seen in recent months is presently on view at the Oxenberg Fine Art gallery in Wynwood... for a few more weeks only. Artist Cesar Santos has achieved a coup with his amazing artistic palette, masterful brush strokes, whimsical winks at the viewers and a blissful acknowledgement towards dozens of old masters.


Cesar Santos

Cesar Santos (b. 1982), Cuban-American.

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