Art September, 12 2013

Bodies Under The Carpet – Hyper-Real Paintings From Antonio Santin

Spanish artist Antonio Santin offers up the creeps with this incredible series of hyper-real oil paintings. Ornamental rugs hide bodies in various poses, the incredibly detailed textiles would be impressive enough on their own – his use of colour quite extraordinary –  add the three dimensional feel of these human forms distorting the carpets and you’ve got something both sinister and beautiful. Catch Santin’s work at Marc Straus Gallery, New York until September 29.