Sur y Norte
About the artist
A word from the curator:
Santiago's work is unique and refreshing to me. He combines rough, textural lines, pattern and interesting color palettes to create designs that look awesome- and like nothing else I've seen.
Tell us the background of this design.
A couple of events influenced the design, I had moved to Oregon (Norte) about 1 year before I came up with this design so you can see some northwest influences in it, and I worked on it while on a trip to Chile (Sur), I visited cathedrals and saw a couple of intense murals so that influenced the design a little bit as well.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
Alaskan winter ale is my favorite at the moment in case anyone wants to buy me a beer :)
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
When I was flat broke and needed to have some work done on my car, I would do clown paintings for my mechanic... he collected clown paintings.
What are your feelings on video games?
I suck at them, so I tend to avoid them. I have nothing against them, it's just no fun losing all the time.
Name a few of your favorite things.
Fancy sweet coffee drinks, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, extremely talented artists with humble attitudes, nice people, anything nice really.
Who is your favorite superhero?
Would you rather be the first person to invent a new recipe... or be the first person to taste it?
Taste. I can't cook.
What language would you most want to learn, and why?
Portuguese, just love the way it sounds and I would be able to understand the lyrics in bossanova songs.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
Movies, hard to pick just one, but one that comes to mind is The Science of Sleep.
What inspires your work?
Outsider art, catholic iconography, succulent plants, murals, etc.