Renan Santos Etching, drypoint and burinwww.ArtPal.com/renansantos
Ilustrador, gravador, pintor e libertador de imagens presas no inconsciente.
Art on sale here is the classic technique, in which several well known artists made fame using it: a drawing is made on a copper plate, and then with a really relic, a primitive printing machine, produces a detailed rich Canson paper hand made printing.
Santos is a self-taught Brazilian illustrator who started his carrier studying
architecture to then discover his real passion for fine art. Drawing inspiration from 19th
Century artists like Gustave Dore, J.J. Granville and Edmund Dulac, among others, he
specialises in three techniques: pen and ink, printmaking and oil painting. His portfolio
embodies illustrations for children’s books, large format panels, street art and fabric print
boasting international exhibitions at Hatos Gallery in Tokyo, Hellion Gallery in Portland and
Artistik Rezo Gallery in Paris. Technique those old drawings made
up etching copper plates to be manually printed – keeping the „hand-made” alive. At first I
was particularly interested in small scale drawings which are crafted with a magnifying glass.
Currently I enjoy large scale painting. Getting out of my atelier to work on a wall in the streets
has been very rewarding.”