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Asking questions through his art - Samuel Santos, young Portuguese and and a thoughtful artist.

Updated: Mar 3, 2021

In the beginning, I was very interested in Surrealism, but recently, I have been working more on ... more in the style of Realism, I am more interested in Realism now than I was in Surrealism before… I don't know ... maybe because of my age. I am more interested in what is real than what is imaginary.

After Vermeer, Oil on canvas board, Framed

So, I started as a child, drawing and painting several things that interested me at the time, like still life, portraits I started to draw from a young age, mainly portraits, still life, landscapes, things like that... then later, around the age of 15, I discovered painting, I discovered Salvador Dalí, Surrealism, which interested me a lot, and I started to paint from there.

Samuel: Artists that inspire me are obviously [Diego] Velázquez, the great classics above all: 17th century, Rembrandt, [Johannes] Vermeer, all these ... also the 19th century too, because I think it was the best time, in terms of painting. Impressionist artists also interest me a lot like [Antonio] Mancini, [Joaquin] Sorolla ... all of them.

Samuel: I spend my whole day painting, it's the only thing I do, that I like to do. In my spare time I am studying art, and that's basically it.

After Velazquez, Oil on canvas board, Framed

After Dosso Dossi, Oil on canvas board, Framed

He has participated in several painting exhibitions, copmetitions, book illustration and projects for the rehabilitation of urban spaces (street art).

Veronika Zhezhovska 17.12.2020


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