New Work: Future/Past
New Work: I Remember The Future, Yet I look Forward To The Past
Robert Santoré’s latest artistic endeavor, “I Remember The Future, Yet I Look Forward To The Past,” unveils a mesmerizing fusion of his recent series, Opera and Kava Dancers, while skillfully incorporating elements of surrealism and abstraction. Santoré’s masterful ability to seamlessly blend diverse artistic styles and concepts results in a body of work that challenges traditional perceptions of time, memory, and anticipation.
In this captivating series, Santoré intertwines the ethereal beauty of opera with the rhythmic energy of Kava Dancers, creating a visual symphony that resonates with the viewer’s senses. Through his vivid brushwork and vibrant color palette, he breathes life into each canvas, capturing fleeting moments suspended between reality and dreamscape. The fluid movements of the dancers merge with the haunting melodies of opera, transcending the confines of the present and transporting viewers to a realm where time knows no boundaries.
Santoré’s incorporation of surrealism and abstraction infuses the series with an enigmatic allure. Symbolic motifs emerge, blending familiar images with unfamiliar landscapes, inviting the audience to question the nature of memory and its connection to future aspirations.
The juxtaposition of surreal elements against abstract backgrounds evokes a sense of paradox, where the past and the future converge in a single, transcendent moment. Santoré’s deliberate blend of these artistic styles invites viewers to embark on a deeply introspective journey, exploring the intricacies of time, memory, and the intricate tapestry of human emotions.
“I Remember The Future, Yet I Look Forward To The Past” represents Robert Santoré’s relentless artistic exploration and evolution. With this series, he presents a captivating visual narrative that speaks to the profound complexities of the human experience, enticing viewers to reflect on their own perceptions of time, memory, and the boundless possibilities that lie ahead. Santoré’s ability to merge disparate artistic elements into a cohesive whole showcases his extraordinary talent and cements his place as a visionary artist pushing the boundaries of contemporary art.
Study for “QUAERO SCINTILLA DIVINTATIS”
(In Search Of The Spark Of Divinity)
Painting: 8 X 8in (20.32 x 20.32cm)
Frame: 13.25 x 13.5in (33.65 x 34.29cm)
When Closed: This artwork features a combination of oil over gouache & egg tempera, adorned with industrial enamel on a wood panel encased in an exquisite 18ct gold leaf frame. The panel is hinged on a vintage cherry wood frame that has been meticulously hand-waxed. The key was hand crafted by the artist in bass, copper and gold with a gold heart medallion.
When Open: It reveals an opulent display of 18ct gold leaf, a maple leaf from Washington Square Park, and a vintage locker tag from Grand Central Station.
Under The Lid, When Open: Encased under the painting, “the lid when open” in a layer of paraffin wax, are a delicate blue jay feather from Hurricane Creek Ranch in Montgomery, Texas, a vintage gold coin, a vintage sugar spoon, and a copper crucifix and a your turn, my turn coin flip zinc coin.
This painting not only captivates with its intricate elements but also serves as a complex puzzle, concealing a hidden treasure awaiting discovery in the heart of Texas. Each item, its placement, order and relate to the painting and its title reference an included is a riddle with a map in Latin for the owner to solve.
Yes, there is a treasure if solved.
Study for “QUAESTIONES PRO HUMANITATE” (Questions For Humanities) 31 X 10.5 (78.74 x 26.67cm)
Oil over gouache & egg tempra, industrial enamel on wood panel with 18ct gold leaf frame. Back (not shown) 18ct gold leaf, blue jay feathers, green scarab beetle, vintage sugar spoon
“ORATIONES MEAE ERANT PARVAE ET FLAVAE” (My Prayers Were Small And Yellow) 66 X 204in (167.64 x 518.16cm) Oil, enamel, chrome beeswax on linen
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