“Mimesis” by Santiago Picatoste
Santiago Picatoste (Palma, Mallorca, 1971) has participated in around thirty solo shows and more than 90 collective shows in countries as diverse as Spain, the United States, Denmark, England or Italy.
His work can be found in important collections such as the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice, La Caixa Foundation in Barcelona, the Flingthon Collection in Copenhagen, the CAC in Malaga or the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection in Madrid.
Picatoste is particularly interested in what he calls the “crystallization of the gesture” and the psychology of color, and his creative process is based on alchemy and research with the translucent and industrial materials he uses, in balance with more traditional materials such as oil and acrylic. His style can be defined in relation to the new post-painterly abstraction.+info