Size: 18.1"W x 15"H x 0.8"D
Year Created: 2015
"I learn English with Vincent",
Vincent Van Gogh painted his chair like a self-portrait, so I guess, if I paint a chair, I can establish some kind of link with the Dutch artist, also in the series "I learn English with Vincent "it comes to chairs, so in a certain way of Van Gogh.
This series is without constraints, no set format, no time limit, it is an experimentation of different techniques, a pure research.
Maybe David Hockney and Vincent Van Gogh could have meet themselves in a Californian pool…
Santoni Patrick is a Corsican artist born in 1964, working in painting, video and mixed media. He lives and works in France. He studied at the ESBA in Angers (« Higher School of Fine Arts » of Angers, France), from 1983 to 1986 in the architecture section, leading in parallel classical guitar studies. Santoni Patrick began his painting by Street Art during his studies at the ESBA of Angers. Jean-Michel Basquiat was his first inspirer, as his elder, he went into workshop where he dropped the aerosols for brushes. His very graphic and protesting work led him gradually towards a more realistic, always rebellious painting, the aesthetic became publicity punctuated by provocative slogans, a smooth painting without matter or little, like the classic painters, he uses systematically the sfumato. After several professional steps (furniture design, product design, web design), he decided to focus on painting in 2002. In 2010, he questioned his work, and began a work of study in small format based on the landscape with support for photography, a return to the sources, which led him today towards a more pictorial work, with More material and more transparency. His landscapes always have this note of protest that characterizes the artist, they reveal an ideological commitment, a societal drift, sometimes underlined by the title, they are often related to childhood, hopes born in childhood and disillusionment of adulthood. His work is not only visual, it raises a question, opens a debate.