Santiago Cruz went off to study in Italy, little knowing that a town like Florence would provide the inspiration for him to develop and exhibit greatly expressive works of art. He held his first workshop in Africa. Santiago tells us that he has learned much through his travels and gained experience in the art market.
Santiago uses varied techniques in his paintings, seeking to evoke certain dynamics, shared moods, overarching themes of battles, sensuality, dream worlds that outlast the vigil, and suspended spaces. The dynamics of this art allow for patterns in a particular painting to be reversed in the next one, only to come back together in the third, thus opening the possibilities for endless permutations and a rhythmic unfurling of colors that are revealed on the surface of oil paints and from within a lucid artistic vision.