Angela Santana "Staccato"
Angela Santana "Staccato" 2021
Dimensions: 58 x 78 in
Signed on Verso, includes a certificate of authenticity.
Angela Santana is a Swiss artist based in New York City. Based on vast illicit content found online, Santana questions the objectified female body on the internet by transforming them into oil paintings. Through the process of converting the object into the subject, Santana’s work empowers rather than pleases. Her technique combines digital painting with classical oil painting. By disrupting the digital, she comments on the male-dominated industry and its depiction of women throughout history. On a conceptual level, she challenges the ethics of our behavior online, the accelerated speed at which we consume imagery today, and how the mass of beauty, illicit and objectified imagery has helped shape and distort the perception of women in our collective consciousness. Santana emphasizes the strength and permanence of her work through the medium of oil painting: an antagony to the fleeting digital thumbnail. Santana's work has been published in publications worldwide, from Vogue to Refinery 29. Her work has been showcased in Chelsea, New York, and was featured as Artnet's Editor's Pick.