Santi Lara (Tomelloso, 1975).
Lives and works in Gijón and Madrid.
Santiago Lara plays with the known and the unexpected. The Spanish artist uses an imaginary but precise language to represent an art that straddles a dreamed and real land, experimenting with art as a communication tool.
Doctor in Fine Arts. Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). He combines his individual work as a painter with audiovisual experimentation within the Laramascoto collective. After beginning his training at the School of Fine Arts of San Carlos in Valencia, he later moved to the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid, where he graduated. He then continued studying at the Faculté d’Arts Plastiques de Bordeaux, from where he moved to Paris. After two years in France, he settled in Asturias, although he also spends long periods in Berlin, where he has developed projects and exhibitions in places like Kunstlerhaus GlogauAIR or Bethanien Kunstraum Kreuzberg. His career shows a wide recognition with Awards such as the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome and the Casa de Velázquez residencies; the Ayto. de Villaviciosa Award in 2014; the Cajastur Scholarship in 2010; the Ayudas a la Producción LABoral Centro de Arte Award (Gijón/Berlin); the Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship (Paris) in 2002 and the Antonio López García Award in 2005. His work has been exhibited in places such as Ruttkowski;68 Gallery (Cologne); Saatchi Gallery (London), Puxagallery (Madrid). Liebre Gallery (Madrid); Gema Llamazares Gallery (Gijón); Sala Borrón (Oviedo) and Art Fairs such as Arte Lisboa; Arte Santander; Arco; Estampa; JustMAD, MULAFEST and SUMMA Art Fair (Madrid).