Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2016
Santeras are priestesses of "Santeria" and Afrocentric religion widely practiced in the Caribbean. They are also often considered healers in the community. They are often easily defined by their style and demeanor.
Latin American/Caribbean artist John Gascot spent the first twelve years of his life in Puerto Rico, a fact to which he attributes his love of bold color. While he creates in a variety of styles, Latin Pop paintings are his signature. He affectionately coined the style "Latin Pop" after years of unsuccessful attempts at categorizing the work as one genre or another. The series combines elements of Pop, Cubism and Folk and is flavored with a Latin/Global sensibility. His work is in various collections across the US and Europe. He is also a contributor to the Arts section of the Huffington Post.