Santiago Izquierdo, Stormy Day, Framed Art Print.
Santiago Izquierdo was born in Burgos, Spain in 1948. He lived his childhood & adolescence in Spain’s central region, a very vast area known as Castile.
Castile is a place where the sun shines very brightly & the land is red & rich; where the color yellow takes over the countryside in the summertime & where trees reveal their various shades of color in autumn. This range of color shades that characterizes Castile’s different seasons marked Santiago Izquierdo forever.
Light is one of the key elements in Izquierdo’s paintings; a natural, strong light that contributes feeling and emotion to the observation of Castillian landscapes. Warm colors are mixed for a clear purpose: to add light to such landscapes, a purpose that is beautifully accomplished.
Color is another of Izquierdo’s key elements. His broad chromatic palette shows lively & warm colors, which are used with great artistic strength.
Izquierdo starts from a Castillian naturalist landscape & moves on to create a schematic composition, which in some of his paintings becomes abstract landscape representations. Brush strokes are free & the composition falls apart into color-dominated levels, leading to an abstract landscape.