As Time Stood Still

by Luis Santana

Artist Statement

Luis Santana is a multidisciplinary visual artist, documentarian, and proud New York City native. His work revolves around the preservation and unveiling of authentic storytelling through themes developed by personal exploration. Such themes include, documenting the significance of home as an integral concept of the individual, navigating the narratives within the various cultures he explores on his travels, and reimagining portraiture by highlighting the scope of the subject. Santana’s medium of choice has been analog photography for the majority of his photo career but he has recently shifted his focus to alternative printing processes, mosaic design, textile composition and cinematography. 
Santana’s first solo exhibition, As Time Stood Still, reveals all of the work he created during his time in quarantine beginning in March 2020. From printed photographs to work made up of his most recent use of cyanotypes. Santana aims to collectively display his form of escape during such tumultuous times. He spent his time documenting personal subjects such as his close friends, family, and partner, while also photographing corners and personalities of New York City that kept his appreciation for the city afloat. This exhibition consists of sixteen framed photographs and a cyanotype quilt.

Laura and I

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

Kunjo

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

Self Portrait

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

Brothers

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
*NFS*

Deadrat

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

Stem

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

George Floyd

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

Johnathan S

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

Riders

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

Pitbull

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

Liberty

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

Manhattan Bridge

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

Fly Guy

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

Pegasus Rising

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

Kevin

Inkjet Print
Frame Size: 26x26
Subject Matter: Photograph
$400

Untitled

Cyanotype Quilt
Size: 56x49
Subject Matter: Canvas
$3500
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