Spanish artist Lola Santos studied Fine Arts in the Santa Isabel de Hungria School of Arts, in the University of Sevilla, Spain. After her graduation she dedicated herself to look after her family but she never forgot about painting.
After moving to North Carolina in 2014 she decided to start painting again. Sometime after, at an art exhibition, she found and felt empowered by the book “Advance Style. Older and Wiser”, by Ari Seth Cohen.
“In this book I found stories of mature men and women that exuded freedom, freedom of mind, freedom in the way they dressed, freedom in the way they faced life’s challenges. The freedom that the wisdom acquired with the passage of time and life experiences affords you.
My pictorial world is inhabited by women, men and kids with dreams and realities, who are the main character in their lives. They create their own lives, free of stereotypes and prejudice. I paint portraits of people who bring me curiosity or joy.
With my artwork I give the viewers the opportunity to play and be curious about the people portrayed in it. I invite them to be Sherlock Holmes and to make a story for this people that they have never met, trying to guess who they are, what is their past or their future.
Collage, Acrylic and Encaustic are the main Media used on my artworks. In my paintings figurative portraits come forth from the chaos of powerful abstract backgrounds full of textures and colours. Always seeking balance, my balance.” Lola Santos.
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