BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria + Amanda Lester
Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria

Amanda Lester
Sanz_Cayetano_13_Instalation Shot_Painting_2021
By BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria + Amanda Lester
Sanz_Cayetano_05_La Bella y la Bestia del Caribe (The Beauty and the Beast of the Caribbean_ink _ watercolor on unprimed canvas_34x26in_Painting_2020
By BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria + Amanda Lester
Sanz_Cayetano_12_The Fish Market of Las Bovedas_ink _ watercolor on unprimed canvas_38x87in_Painting_2021
By BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria + Amanda Lester
Sanz_Cayetano_11_I Had to Pay the Swordfish a Couple of Pesos to Dock my Heart in El Muelle de la Bodeguita_ink _ watercolor on canvas_33x65in_Painting_2021
By BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria + Amanda Lester
Sanz_Cayetano_06_Sunday Scaries_Self Portrait_ink _ watercolor on unprimed canvas_14x11in_Painting_2020
By BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria + Amanda Lester
Sanz_Cayetano_03_Burning Skies and the Stubborn Bravery of a Forgotten God_graphite _ watercolor on cotton paper_12x16in_Painting_2020
By BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria + Amanda Lester
1_Lester_Amanda_01_Arrangement 2_ Memories and Visions of Self_Installation_84_ x 52__Painting_2021
By BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria + Amanda Lester
2_Lester_Amanda_02_Arrangement 2_ Memories and Visions of Self_Installation_84_ x 52__Painting_2021
By BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria + Amanda Lester
3_Lester_Amanda_03_Arrangement 2_ Memories and Visions of Self_Installation_84_ x 52__Painting_2021
By BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria + Amanda Lester
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By BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria + Amanda Lester
5_Lester_Amanda_05_Arrangement 2_ Memories and Visions of Self_Installation_84_ x 52__Painting_2021
By BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria + Amanda Lester
6_Lester_Amanda_06_Arrangement 2_ Memories and Visions of Self_Installation_84_ x 52__Painting_2021
By BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria + Amanda Lester
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Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria - Artist Statement
The following paintings take place under a surreal
Cartagena de Indias sunset. This colonial city located
in the Colombian Caribbean has served as profound
inspiration in my artistic path, and I hold it dearly as a
reference point for both adventure and inspiration.

My soul purpose is to induce narrative into the view-
er’s imagination allowing them to get lost for a while
in the details of the artworks. Although my work has
some external references and inspirations that can
come from philosophy, music, history and books, I
don’t expect the viewer to catch them. Instead, each
person has the opportunity to stimulate their inner
minds and feelings with the components of my paint-
ings while creating their own narrative.

The grand majority of my work is done in Ink and
watercolor on unprimed canvas, while a few ones are
graphite or ink with watercolor on cotton paper. This
technique has allowed me to create artworks that are
balanced between the aesthetics of a painting and a
drawing.

I am completely fascinated by the idea of unleashing
the chaos of my mind while combining it with the or-
der of figurative painting and the architecture of Carta-
gena in order to express my artistic language with full
honesty and passion.
Cayetano Sanz de Santamaria
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