Illustrator, graphic designer and Spanish artist, born in 1945. In the early 60's he began his career as an illustrator and cartoonist collaborating with various Spanish newspapers and magazines such as "La Codorniz", "Sabado Grafico", "ABC", "Hermano Lobo", "Por favor", etc. In the 70's he moved to Sweden (Uppsala) where he alternated his work as an artist and illustrator until 1983.
After a few years of work and residence in Spain, Central America and the U.S. he returned to Sweden in 1997 where he continued his work, mainly as an illustrator, although he also took part in collective art exhibitions. In 2002 he established himself in Nerja where he lives today.
Some examples of the prizes and distinctions Luis Santiago has received during his career as an artist:
* Work grant for the konstnärsnamden, Sweden, 1977.
* Grant from the Association of Swedish illustrators.
* In February 2001 he won 1st prize at a contest organized by the Tourist Office for the island of Öland for the design and creation of a corporate image for this region, southwest of Sweden.
His work is displayed in various official establishments in Uppsala, Wereld Kartoenale in Knokke- Heist, Belgium and in private collections in Spain, Sweden and Costa Rica.
Spanish Comic Art
The spanish life series emerged from the idea of using some of the most iconic and stereotypical symbols of "the spanish", and to return this view folcloric and a little bit sour, with a hint of humour and tenderness.
The pictures can be purchased as digital prints on either high quality art paper, or on canvas ready to be mounted on a stretch frame.
The designs can be used for application on items of clothings, giftware, merchandising, promotion or decoration. Price will be subject to negotiation according to number of copies or time of usage of the designs.
Prices: of Spanish comic art
Print on high quality art paper;
Size 58 cm x 58 cm = 40 € (+ 9 euros package and postage)
Size 40 cm x 40 cm = 25 € (+ 6 € package and postage)
Size 30 cm x 30 cm = 20 € (+5 € package and postage)
Print on a high quality synthetic fabric with a 200 year guarantee, ready to mount in a stretch frame;
Size 67 cm x 67 cm = 65 € (+ 9 euros package and postage)
Size 45 cm x 45 cm = 45 € (+ 6 € package and postage)
Size 33 cm x 33 cm = 30 € (+5 € package and postage)
Payable via PayPal or bank transfer directly through the-smile-bank website.
A great part of these drawings have already been published on different items, such as cards, post cards, diaries, calendars, posters, mugs, etc.
Exhibitions:of Spanish comic art
|1963 - Collective: San Antonio, Ibiza
|1964 - Individual: ANTONIO MACHADO Gallery/Bookshop, Segovia.
|1967 - Individual: Editora Nacional Gallery, Madrid.
|1971 - Individual: SKERFE NILSSON Gallery, Uppsala, Sweden.
|1972 - Collective: KNOKKE-HEIST festival, Belgium.
|1973 - Collective: MOLLBRINK Gallery, Uppsala, Sweden.
|1975 - Collective: MOLLBRINK Gallery, Vastervik, Sweden.
|1980 - Collective: Vegueta, Las Palmas of Gran Canary.
|1982 - Collective: Vsrsalong, Uppsala, Sweden.
|1995 - Collective: San Jose, Costa Rica.
|1997 - Individual: GERLANIUS Gallery, Íland, Sweden.
|1998 - Individual: CHRISTER Gallery, Kalmar, Sweden.
|2007 - Collective: II Art Festival, MERCADO Gallery, Nerja.
|2008 - Individual: Sala MERCADO, Nerja
Christmas art, clip gallery art, fantasy art, abstract art, mexican art, comic art, art nouveau, art posters, graphic art, art prints and Spanish art are all related to Luis Santiago.
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