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Antonio Santín: Hyperreal Rug Paintings

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Antonio Santín‘s latest exhibition at Marc Straus Gallery in New York showcases his stunning hyperreal oil paintings that depict intricate rugs with astonishing detail. Each painting, executed with thousands of tiny brushstrokes applied with a modified syringe, creates a striking illusion of a textured carpet in three-dimensional space.

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The paintings, some spanning over seven feet across, feature geometric and floral patterns that are meticulously rendered. Santín’s process involves creating paint dots to mimic the warp and weave of the patterns, while longer extrusions of paint replicate knots and fringes. The final touch is an application of black glaze, adding depth and shadow to the intricate designs.

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Born in Madrid, Santín’s work is influenced by classic painting techniques like chiaroscuro and trompe l’oeil, but he introduces an inventive new application process. He describes his paintings as “micro sculptural reliefs,” highlighting the sculptural quality of the paint itself.

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What sets Santín’s work apart is his choice to depict the rugs as scrunched 3D landscapes, which adds a sense of distortion to the patterns. In pieces like “I’m Only Happy When It Rains,” the original grid of octagons bends and crops, creating a dynamic and engaging composition.

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Santín’s paintings invite viewers to slow down and appreciate the meticulous craftsmanship involved in their creation. They challenge perceptions of texture and depth, blurring the lines between painting and sculpture. Each piece is not just a painting of a rug but a testament to the incredible potential of paint on canvas.

Overall, Antonio Santín’s exhibition at Marc Straus Gallery is a testament to his skill as an artist and his ability to push the boundaries of hyperrealism. His work challenges viewers to reconsider the way they perceive texture, space, and the traditional boundaries of painting.

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