Humanity is the main subject of the paintings of Salustiano Garcia Cruz; it is also his interlocutor in these mute conversations. Just a glance and the peaceful and mysterious features of the unknown passersby, captured on photography, is the only contact the Spanish artist is forging with his models.
He is transmitting a deeper expression, their aura. Visually strong, with their minimalistic background, first red but also white and black, the portraits are unsettling. Inspired by Renaissance, but also Surrealism and contemporary world, their ambiguity is questioning our souls. Genders, childhood, violence and religion, the frontiers are blurred and the codes broken. The red erases our points of references and leaves us with emotions only. Born in 1965 and living in Seville, the artist has attracted the attention of the world of art and collectors with his powerful creations. Yet, Salustiano Garcia Cruz refuses labels and focuses on beauty while playing tricks on the viewer. We cannot refuse this pleasure to him.