Opera Series

Texas-born, Manhattan-based artist Robert Santoré continues his series of monumental works “These Colors Taste Like Music: Opera Series” highlighting paintings and works on paper created by Santoré in 2021 and continuing through 2022.

Santoré introduces to the fore his distinct visual vocabulary of high impact visual gestures, complex colour systems, and allusions which brings into focus the incisive mind at the heart of Santoré’s multifarious pursuits through which he has mined a range of cultural, political, art historical, and fantastical subjects

Using brushwork, light, and balance, Santoré captures moments within his personal history. These works primarily originate from within themselves, oil paint, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on cotton rag mounted to Belgian linen.

These monumental and large scale compositions center on ethereal, gestural figures within the energy of expansive, disparate colour filled urban landscapes

While some appear more clearly, other figures are defined by lyrical swathes of paint suggesting a face, the outline of a body, intertwined within tidal flows of shoreline currents, the sounds of the city and the inner voice of the artist.

Robert purposefully leaves the origin, gender, and raison d’être of the forms within his paintings up to interpretation, allowing the viewer to step into his world, yet form their own reading of his work.

The resulting powerful works vibrate with energy, emotion and movement both in nature and media.

AT THE BASE OF THE MADONNA
100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) | Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen
Experience Painting
WEEPING AT THE BASE OF THE MADONNA
60 x 96in (152.4 x 243.84cm) | Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on wood panel

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NEW ULYSSES
72 x 96in (182.88 x 243.84cm) | Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on wood panel
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Robert Santoré | THROUGH THE SPLENDOR OF THE FIRMAMENT
THROUGH THE SPLENDOR OF THE FIRMAMENT
100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) | Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen
Experience Painting
Robert Santoré | BRAVE ULYSSES
BRAVE ULYSSES
100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) | Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen
Experience Painting
Robert Santoré | OF ALL THINGS CALLED POETRY
OF ALL THINGS CALLED POETRY
100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) | Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen
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Robert Santoré | The Bowery
THE BOWERY
100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) | Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen
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Robert Santoré YOU SHOT YOUR LADY DOWN 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) | Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen
YOU SHOT YOUR LADY DOWN
100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) | Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen
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A CRADLE THROUGH A CIVIL WAR
60 x 80in (152.4 x 203.2cm) | Oil on paper
IF ONLY I WERE THAT WARRIOR
60 x 80in (152.4 x 203.2cm) | Oil on paper on Belgian linen
TYRANT TO THE HEART
Each 40 x 55n (101.6 x 111.76cm) | Gouache on paper
TO TREMBLE WITH LOVE AND HOPE
48 x 72in (152.4 x 182.88cm) | Oil on wood panel with custom iron wood frame