QUESTION & ANSWER WITH TONY SOUTH
Q: Why do I paint what I paint?
A: Hmmm, I guess I liken my themes to a clearing out of the loft or maybe a garage sale, a convergence of "mind garbage" collected over many years daydreaming.
Q: Are there any details that have an important significance in Britannia revisited
A: Yes, the Union Jack/flag and the Triumph motorcycle were once symbols of an industrious and thriving British empire.The monkey in the Britannia attire marks the devolution of these symbols and an ending of an era, for better or worse!
Q: What do you hope the viewer takes away from your work
A: A lighter wallet would be good...In all seriousness though, if the viewer walks away and remembers the painting weeks/months or years later then I couldn't ask for more.
Q: What is your dream project?
A: As a young man I used to dream of my drawings/ paintings adorning the album covers of my favourite rock bands, I remember sending stuff to Thin Lizzy etc when I was around 13/14 years old...to no avail though. Album covers were also a big inspiration for me starting out, holding artists Roger Dean, Jim FitzPTrick, Frazetta and Vallejo in high esteem.
Q: If you can see your work hanging in one museum/collection which would it be?
A: I don't mind really where my works hang, as long as the owners enjoy it and still get a kick from it.
BIOGRAPHY - Cesar Santander (B. 1947)
Born June 26, 1947, near Cadiz, Spain
1975-77 Florida International University, Florida
1972 Pratt Institute, New York, M.F.A.
1969 New York University, New York
1969 Pratt Institute, New York, B.F.A.
2005 Plus One Gallery, London, England
2003 Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario
2001 Modernism Inc., San Francisco, California
1999 Modernism, San Francisco, Recent Paintings
1998 Gallery Henoch, New York, Recent Paintings
1996 Bruce Lewin Gallery, New York, Movie Goddesses
1991 Gallery Henoch, New York, Recent Paintings
1988 Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario, Toys and Carousels
1988 Nancy Poole's Studio, Toronto, New Paintings
1986 Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, Carousel Paintings
1985 Nancy Poole's Studio, Toronto, New Paintings
1985 Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, Paintings; 1979-85
1983 Nancy Poole's Studio, Toronto, Paintings of Toys
1982 Nancy Poole's Studio, Toronto, Recent Paintings
1981 Harris Gallery, London, Ontario, Still Life Paintings
1974 Miami Art Center, Miami, Sepia Prints
1972 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Drawings and Prints
Cesar Santander - (B. 1947)
Oil on panel
10 x 10 inches