CURTIS TALWST SANTIAGO
2018 | Spray Paint , Watercolour, Charcoal, Oil on Paper
“Inspired by new surroundings at the time I made this piece. I had just relocated to Lisbon, Portugal, to continue my research of Moorish history. I was granted access to the Castle of Almourol. Later in my studio, thinking of the lives that inhabited that space, I drew The Poet.”
Curtis Talwst Santiago was born in Edmonton, Alberta and apprenticed with indigenous artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun after attending Emily Carr Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting). He has exhibited internationally at The Drawing Center, the FLAG Art Foundation and The New Museum in New York; The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum at Michigan State University; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Virginia; the Pérez Art Museum in Florida; The SCAD Museum of Art in Georgia and in Canada at the University of Saskatchewan; and the Art Gallery of Ontario. His work is in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in New York.
My time in Portugal brought a new appreciation and love for wine. Often in the evening, new friends would come by the studio bringing a bottle to share. It became the perfect way to unwind after a day of living in my head.
– Curtis Talwst Santiago
Rachel Uffner Gallery | New York