Size: 31.5"W x 31.5"H x 0.8"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
A road trip from the United States through Google Earth.
A small American town that seems uneventful. A popular image that seems stemming straight from the 50s. A dream city for the average white American family, a perfect world.
I'm on the road, I am stopping in this town to have a snack at the local restaurant. Here, no conflict, no immigration issues, no "my God is better than yours," simple meal with a simple life, an idea of happiness. I go out of my daily life, I feel belong to a community for an instant. I know this is not life.
This is just a moment of happiness, after I will return to
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.