Sunday, December 7, 2008
Chris Santa Maria
Another Arizona artist who I first discovered at Eye Lounge gallery during a split show with my photo teacher, and later saw his work again at the Phoenix Art Museum. He is a painter, and of his work that I've seen that I find most striking are of seven very life like bust portraits that are about 3 by 5 feet in size. He uses texture like you wouldn't believe, the paint literally comes inches of the canvas. They're so intricately detailed that you can make out pores on the subjects skin, they look like photographs from a distance. I'm not familiar with the rest of his work, but from what I have seen, he seems like an artist worth getting to know.