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Santi Lara

(Spain, 1975)

Santiago Lara plays with the known and the unexpected. The Spanish artist uses an imaginary but precise language to represent an art halfway between a dream and a 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 San Carlos School of Fine Arts in Valencia, he later moved to the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid, where he graduated. He then continued studying at the Faculté d'Arts Plastiques in Bordeaux, from where he moved to Paris. After two years in France, he took up residence in Asturias, although he also spent long periods in Berlin, where he has developed projects and exhibitions in places such as Kunstlerhaus GlogauAIR or Bethanien Kunstraum Kreuzberg. His career shows wide recognition with Awards such as that of the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome and that of the Casa de Velázquez residences; the Villaviciosa Town Hall Award in 2014; the Cajastur Scholarship in 2010; the Production Aid Award LABoral Centro de Arte (Gijón/Berlín); the Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship (Paris) in 2002 and the Antonio López García Prize in 2005. His work has been exhibited in places such as Ruttkowski, 68 Gallery (Cologne); Saatchi Gallery (London), Puxagallery (Madrid). Hare Gallery (Madrid); Llamazares Gallery (Gijón); Sala Borrón (Oviedo) and Art Fairs such as Arte Lisboa; Santander Art; Bow; Stamp; JustMAD, MULAFEST and SUMMA Art Fair (Madrid).