Artist’s Spotlight @wallartbyemily
Hope you’re having a great Thursday everyone and welcome to another Artist’s Spotlight,
So this week is one of many that I follow on Instagram.
He’s an abstract expressionist painter and his name is Jorge Santos.
Here’s Jorge’s Story
Jorge Santos lives in Lisbon, Portugal.
He is a self taught abstract acrylic painter and photographer.
In his own words here’s how he became an artist.
“My passion for painting came in a very unexpected way when in 2004,
My daughter challenged me to paint a canvas.
This challenge aroused the art that was hidden in me.
I made it grow with each painting I was creating.
If I had to describe myself, while passionate about painting,
I wouldn’t know how to do it…
I´d say I´m just a curious, an eternal apprentice,
who seeks unceasingly abstract forms to represent life,
to perpetuate feelings and emotions.”
So, Jorge loves to create vibrant, colourful, textured pieces.
He also uses many processes to build his paintings,
Layering, pulling and scraping paint on to the canvas.
His tools include palette knives, brushes and his hands to apply paint.
“My paintings echo my feelings, giving the viewer a glimpse of my mind and soul.”
Check out Jorge’s artworks online
You can find Jorge’s artworks and photography on Instagram and his website,
here’s the links,
What I think of Jorge’s Artworks
I think the reason I absolutely love Jorge’s artworks is because when you look at his paintings you can really feel the emotions created with the paint.
Also the beautiful use of colours are perfectly complimented to one another,
Deeply rich colours contrasting bold bright ones.
His art is truly Inspiring to me.
I hope you loved this blog,
Thank you for reading,