Argentina-based artist Santiago Caruso may only be in his early 30s but his nightmarishly surreal paintings appear to be the work of a someone much more sage than his years.
Here’s more from Caruso, who calls himself a “Symbolist,” on his unique style:I think you will find that the work I’ve featured in this post by Caruso are as compelling as his statement above. Most of the images that follow are fantastically NSFW.
I try to summon a poetic phantom that supplies a wider vision of the human, contemplating the beautiful, the frightening, the repressed or forgotten in the shadows, the impossible. With this concept of depiction, I try to utilize Gothic symbolism as a crystallized view of the world in many respects. I combine religion, politics, and commonplace things to reveal another vision of the world with regard to the unconscious, the damned ghosts we’ve buried, and many other aspects of history and philosophy.