Burlington City Arts

Oscar Santillan

Oscar Santillan's practice departs from the creative territory between the possible and the impossible and between reality and fiction. The repertoire of strategies for exploring this terrain has, in recent years, grown to include means such as: deceiving looks (i.e. a blurred video image, not produced through digital manipulation, but through the action of breathing on the camera lens); complex processes producing simple results (i.e. a colorful photographic composition as evidence of the effects of pigments injected into my own seminal vesicles); and, elaborate visual narratives (i.e. the documentation of durational actions, edited into highly compressed videos or slide projections).