• Location:
    Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Gallery Representation:
    Galerie Rivière / Faiveley
    Chip Chop Galerie d´Art
  • Schools Attended:
    Academy of Art University
    Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano
  • Photo Associations & Memberships:
    Art Photo Index, PhotoEye, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    See.Me
About Santiago Vanegas

Santiago brings an interesting set of aesthetics to his work. He has navigated in and out of two cultures throughout his life. Born in Philadelphia and then moving back and forth between the United States and his native country of Colombia, eventually staying in Colombia for the next 14 years. Inspired by his mother, a painter, Surrealist art, Latin American magic realism, music, and the world of cinema, Santiago creates work that looks at the dark and the light in life.

"I see the world in a way that even to me is a bit strange, but very real. The world is a strange, complicated, and fascinating place. I’m constantly drawing metaphors of how I see the world and its future. My images are about the relationship between reality and perception."

His work has been featured in Surface Magazine, WIRED, Flaunt Magazine, Picture Magazine, GRAPHIC Magazine UK, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Lenscratch.

Santiago is currently based in Atlanta, GA.

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Santiago Vanegas's Projects on LensCulture