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Santillanes Arte – Horror and Fantasy Art

Santillanes Arte – Horror and Fantasy Art

August Featured Artist | Jesus Santillanes
Concrete Gallery
Artist Reception Friday, August 6 | 5-8 pm

Jesus Santillanes Artwork

This guy was raised on cookies, chocolate milk, 80’s movies and Mexican wrestlers. He began his art career at the age of 5 when he started drawing Spider-Man and giant robots. At the age of 8 he saw The Thing, Alien and Predator, one right after the other one, and ever since monsters and creatures have been part of his life.

Geek, metalhead, family man. For some odd reason, a beautiful girl thought it was a good idea to marry this caveman (still trying to figure out this one…) and together they spawned a beautiful child. Of course, he looks like sasquatch now.

His art tries to deconstruct the dullness of the curr….just kidding! He likes to draw monsters! And fantasy creatures! He loves the movies, shows and video games that he grew up with and his art is nothing more than expressing his love and admiration for them.

Horror is his favorite genre, in particular those that include awesome creature design. You can see that reflected in the art. A lot of original creatures are inspired by the writings of H. P. Lovecraft and the movies of John Carpenter, as well as Mexican culture.

Lately Santillanes Arte has been working primarily with colored pencils and markers, but acrylic paints and acrylic gouache are also some of his favorite media. Another favorite of his are Carne Asada tacos.

Jesus Santillanes

 

Santillanes Arte – Arte de Horror y Fantasía

Jesus Santillanes, Movie Artwork

A este compa lo criaron con galletas, leche con chocolate, películas de los 80, y luchadores Mexicanos. Empezó su carrera artística dibujando al hombre araña y robots gigantes cuando tenía 5 años. A los 8 años miró las películas The Thing, Alien y Predator una tras otra, y desde entonces, los monstros y las creaturas han sido parte de su vida.

Nerdo, metalero, hombre de familia. Por alguna razón una mujer muy hermosa decidió que era buena idea casarse con este cavernícola (todavía sigo buscando la razón por qué…) y juntos engendraron un hermoso chamaco. Por supuesto ahorita se mira como un monstro pie-grande.

 En su arte, el trata de deconstruir la opaca realida….¡No se crean! ¡Solamente le encanta dibujar mostros! ¡Y creaturas fantásticas! Le encantan las películas, programas y video juegos con los que creció y su arte refleja su amor por estos medios.

El terror es su genero favorito, particularmente esos que incluyen monstros y creaturas fantásticas. Puedes mirarlo reflejado en su arte. Mucho de su arte original es inspirado por las historias de H.P. Lovecraft y las películas de John Carpenter, al igual que la cultura Mexicana.

Recientemente, Santillanes Arte se ha enfocado en trabajar con lápices de colores y marcadores, pero disfruta igual las pinturas acrílicas y las pinturas gouache. Otra de sus cosas favoritas son los tacos de carne asada (Estilo Norteño, no chingaderas).

Jesus Santillanes

 

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