Rufina Santana

Born in Las Palmas, 1960

Born in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, in 1960, Santana is one the most valuable voices within the Spanish contemporary art scene. Ms. Santana’s passion for art led her to look endlessly for Harmony and Beauty. This research has its starting point in the contemplation of nature. For this reason she fell in love with the island of Lanzarote, where she works and lives since many years. The island is, in fact, one of the recurring elements of her work. She likes to define her style as “Lyrical Abstraction”: it is an art movement raised in Europe after the World War II in opposition not only to previous movements such as Cubism and Surrealism but also to geometric abstraction, which is considered too cold. The main theme developed by painters belonging to Lyrical Abstraction is the expression of individual and immediate emotions rather than the objective reality. From an artistic point of view, this is translated in a technique which privileges colors over shapes.

Rufina Santana: Cartographies of Water (Cartografias del Agua)
Hailing from the Canary Islands, Rufina Santana has been profoundly influenced by her homeland. Formed...
12 Sep 2015 - 13 Dec 2015
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