TIMELESS works by Robert Santoré
Curated by Mara Firetti
Timeless invites viewers into the captivating world of American artist Robert Santoré, whose artistic journey defies conventional boundaries. Born in California and hailing from a lineage of Texans, Santoré's formative years were marked by a nomadic lifestyle, with experiences spanning the United Kingdom and California. These encounters left an indelible mark on his soul, compelling him to channel his emotions and reflections into art from a tender age. Remarkably, at the age of six, he created a simple yet brilliant piece that resonates with timeless relevance to this day. Read More
“Journey of Identity”…experiments into “roots” and human nature
Curated by Céline Azem, the Ferretti Gallery of Contemporary Art, Alsergal Avenue, Dubai showcases the works of artists such as Boris Angie, Carson Boga, Gansame Brian Lester, Christine Nayadu, Florence Nandiza, the exhibition “Identity Journey”. and Colin Sekajuko, in which they explore the complex and overlapping nature of the human self. Drawing inspiration from the influential theories of Bell Hooks and exploring the importance of the fragmentation of existence and the evolving nature of individuality, the artists express their vision of their own identity, inviting the audience to explore their unique and varied African heritage. Their work highlights important intersections that characterize the existential concept, explaining how different aspects of the self overlap and interact in complex and interdependent ways. Read More
ROOTS & REFLECTIONS
A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME AND NATURE
Curated by Mara Firetti
Roots and Reflections: A Journey through Time and Nature is an immersive exhibition that takes viewers on a captivating journey through the works of four contemporary artists from diverse backgrounds. These artists employ various mediums to create works that capture their personal histories, life experiences, cultural roots, and reflections on nature. Read More
FIRETTI CONTEMPORARY, DUBAI
Friday March 24, 2023: Dubai
Firetti Contemporary Gallery, located in the heart of Dubai, is proud to announce the representation of renowned contemporary artist Robert Santoré. Originally from Texas, Santoré has become a fixture of the New York art scene, where he currently works and resides in the vibrant Soho neighborhood.
Santoré's work is known for its bold and expressive use of color, as well as its thought-provoking subject matter. His unique style draws inspiration from a range of sources, including modernist abstraction, pop art, and street art. He has been featured in numerous exhibitions and galleries across the United States and internationally, and his work has garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated following.
Firetti Contemporary Gallery is thrilled to add Santoré to its roster of artists and to bring his dynamic and powerful work to the Middle East. The gallery is dedicated to showcasing the best contemporary art from around the world, and Santoré's inclusion is a testament to the quality and diversity of the gallery's programming.
"We are honored to represent Robert Santoré and to share his incredible talent with our audience in Dubai and beyond," said Gallery Owner Mara Firetti. "His work is a perfect fit for our gallery's mission of promoting innovative and challenging contemporary art, and we look forward to introducing him to new audiences in the Middle East."
With this new representation, Santoré's work will be featured in an upcoming group show in May and a solo exhibition in the fall of 2023 at Firetti Contemporary Gallery, which is sure to be a must-see event for art lovers in the region.
New York, New York Friday March 9, 2023
We are excited to announce that renowned artist Robert Santoré has joined the esteemed Ross-Sutton Gallery, which boasts locations in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, and Venice, Italy. The gallery will represent Santoré's stunning artwork, including his captivating and thought-provoking sculptures and paintings.
Robert Santoré is a highly acclaimed artist with over 30 years of experience in the art world. His work is known for its unique blend of classical techniques and contemporary concepts, often exploring the human form's relationship to nature and the environment. His paintings feature intricate compositions that blur the lines between figurative and abstract art, using oil on canvas to create vibrant and dynamic pieces.
The Ross-Sutton Gallery is thrilled to represent Robert Santoré and showcase his incredible talent across its four locations. With a reputation for exhibiting some of the most exciting contemporary art worldwide, Santoré's addition to their roster will undoubtedly add to their impressive reputation. The gallery will hold exhibitions of Santoré's work across its locations, providing a unique opportunity for art lovers worldwide to experience Santoré's captivating sculptures and paintings. We look forward to seeing how this exciting partnership unfolds and welcome Robert Santoré to the Ross-Sutton Gallery family.
104 x 39 in (264.16 x 99.06 cm)
Acrylic, watercolor & gouache over archival inks on 100% cotton rag cold press paper
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THESE COLORS TASTE LIKE MUSIC
Monarch Publishing, Viennia, AustriaWe are excited to announce the release of the highly anticipated book, “These Colors Taste Like Music,” featuring the contemporary artist Robert Santoré.
This book is a comprehensive collection of Santoré’s work, featuring over 300 pages of his paintings and sculptures. It is a must-have for any art enthusiast or collector who appreciates Santoré’s unique blend of classical techniques and contemporary concepts.
“These Colors Taste Like Music” showcases Santoré’s artistic journey highlighting Santoré’s exploration of the interplay between light and shadow, form and void, and the power of color to evoke emotion and sensation. The vibrant and dynamic pages of the book feature Santoré’s use of various media, such as oil, acrylic, and mixed media, to create his intricate and captivating pieces. It also features some of Santoré’s most celebrated works.
“These Colors Taste Like Music” is a must-have book for anyone who admires Santoré’s art. It is a comprehensive collection of his work that beautifully showcases his artistic journey and the unique fusion of energy, form, and emotion that he brings to each piece. We highly recommend this book to anyone looking to add an exceptional addition to their art collection or who simply wishes to appreciate the beauty of Santoré’s work.
WHAT SPARKED IT ALL
(New York, New York, March 1, 2023)
We saw works by Ed Ruscha, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Wallace Berman, Billy Al Bengston, Ed Moses, Robert Irwin, John Mason, Kenneth Price, Llyn Foulkes (I later studied under Llyn at Otis/Parson), Larry Bell (and Larry went to my 1st solo show at the Jerry Solomon Gallery), and others.
Later that day I found myself in a garage in the Hollywood hills watching Billy Al Bengston and Ed Ruscha painting surfboards while my mom sat on lawn chairs with others from the gallery opening sipping wine, laughing and enjoying the sunset over the Los Angeles Basin.
On the way home I asked if we could stop and buy some art supplies [continue…]
(New York, New York, February 20, 2023)—Work recently collected in Manhattan, New York & Buenos Aires, Argentina.
We’re excited to share with you a few paintings which were collected in 2022. Below is a selection of work collected in 2022. Works, on paper including wood-block prints and gouache on paper to very large 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) oils on linen shipped to Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Manhattan, Dubai in UAE and Buenos Aires, Argentina are some of the locations work is now living in. To all the collectors, curators, family and friends who have been so supportive of the work, I want to personally thank you. I’m so grateful for the positive feedback and your desire to add to your collections.
ROBERT SANTORÉ SELECTED WORKS VOL I: 2020-2022
(New York, New York, October 4, 2022)—We are excited to share with you the release of “These Colors Taste Like Music” selected works from 2020~2022.
Released in hardcover and softcover editions by Monarch Fine Art Printing and printed in Vienna, Austria in collaboration with NYC Fine Art Editions. The books are printed on the finest Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite 160 gsm paper or 200 gsm glossy paper.
Over 300 full color pages providing an in-depth survey and behind the scenes of Mr Santoré’s studio practice in Soho New York and Montgomery Texas.
(New York, New York, July 29, 2022)—Work recently collected in Manhattan, New York & Buenos Aires, Argentina.
ABOUT ROBERT SANTORÉ Texas-born, Manhattan-based artist Robert Santoré continues his series of monumental works “These Color’s Taste Like Music” highlighting six paintings and works on paper created by Santoré in 2021~2022. Santoré introduces to the fore his distinct visual vocabulary of high impact visual gestures, complex color systems, and allusions and brings into focus the incisive mind at the heart of Santoré’s multifarious pursuits, through which he has mined a range of cultural, political, art historical, and fantastical subjects.
SHIPPING TO BUENOS AIRES PAN AM 69 PACIFIC BLUE
Robert Santoré studio practice is thrilled to share the acquisition of the original work on paper PAN AM 69 Pacific Blue. Measuring 42 x 100in (106.68 x 254cm) is the 1st painting in the PAN AM series. Silkscreen, oil and military enamel on 100% archival cotton rag paper specifically manufactured for Santoré by Arches in the Vosges, France. Arches has produced the finest papers since 1492. Arches paper is renowned for producing air-dried paper that is used by printers and watercolorists. It has a warm white colour and is produced in hot-pressed, cold-pressed, and rough varieties.
The PAN AM series reflects Robert’s early transatlantic air travel as a child and the bright optimistic mid-century color palettes of the time which impacted architecture, interior design, furniture to fashion and advertising.
Mr Santoré has completed a series of paintings in this suite in; Bazooka Bubblegum Pink, Tiffany Blue. Gucci Emerald, Hermès Orange, Fendi Gold, Louis Vuitton Snow and others colors.
FADDY MAGAZINE USA FEATURED ARTIST: ROBERT SANTORÉ
FADDY MAGAZINE USA is a global fashion & internationally reconized premeire photography publication headquartered in New York City.
THE WONDERLAND ISSUE FADDY USA: WINTER 2021 Featuring the iconic Naeem Khan with cover girl Parker Winston. Also in this issue an in-depth interview and behind the scenes feature “All Things Patricia: Patricia Field That Is!”
Inside cover featuring Greg Kadel, special features by Stefanie Renoma, Christoph Michaelis, Ruben Campos & Freddy Koh with “EXSEXXX.”
Rounding out the Winter Wonderland Issue Faddy Artist Spotlight New York Artist ROBERT SANTORÉ.
2021 WAS AN INCREDIBLE YEAR, WHAT’S AHEAD IN 2022?
Details to be released “soon”; solo show’s in Stockholm Sweden, Houston, Texas and Manhattan & more.
In addition, (fingers crossed, the work has been selected and is under consideration with a very small group) for participation and selection in a major museum group exhibition in New York City in the spring/summer of 2022.
“At the Base Of The Madonna” Pictured above and below is the latest painting from the Opera Series titled “At the Base Of The Madonna.” Oil on linen and measuring in at 100″ x 176″ (254cm x 447cm”) I the 7th painting in the series. All of which capture the emotions and drama of the opera I so love.
ROBERT SANTORE AN ARTIST REDISCOVERING HIS ROOTS
Article by Nicole Vickers Originally published in River Oaks Lifestyle
IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE NAME ROBERT SANTORE YET, YOU’RE MISSING SOMETHING BIG. When you are next to Robert Santore, it is obvious that you’re in the presence of an artist. Although Robert is a fifth-generation Texan, he was born in California and spent his impressionable years hopping from the U.K. back to California with his family. While drastic moves like that are bound to have an impact on any young child, Robert processed it all in an unusual way for someone his age: through art.
His first piece was created when he was just 6 years old, and it was something so simple and brilliant that I would have believed him if he had told me it was painted yesterday.
Much like the prodigal son, Robert has recently returned to Texas with the intent to rediscover his roots, revamp his art, and hone his focus. Setting himself aside from other modern artists, Robert shows his artistry and creativity through multiple different mediums- sculpture, portraiture, landscape, and mixed media. Believe it or not, even greater subgroups can be found inside those varieties, such as watercolor, gauche, and egg tempera (which is a permanent, fast-drying painting medium consisting of colored pigments mixed with a water-soluble binder medium, usually of glutinous material such as egg yolk). When talking to Robert about his different outlets, he explains his work as if the idea of a piece takes on a mind of its own- ultimately choosing the medium it wants to be made into- the sign and measure of a true creative.
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