Ugly Beauty
By Santiago Michalek
48 x 96 in.

Santiago Michalek strives to convey the most elusive emotions through his art, seeking qualities that drive human interest and compel the spirit. Born near Buenos Aires, Argentina, he resides in Provo, Utah.

“In concept, my paintings are simple. I paint vintage forms of transportation, capturing subtleties in the interplay of light on metal and paint. The interest in my work lies in the allure and iconic charge associated with machines we create. Everyone knows a classic automobile or train when they see one: the curved lines, unmistakable paint, and delicately rounded bumpers etc. I strive to evoke the near-mythical elements that surround these vehicles & machines — elements that are palpable, vivid, and utterly indelible — sparking memories which, as a culture, unite us.”

Come watch Santiago and 100 other artists create at the Celebration of Fine Art, where art lovers and artists connect, in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 16 – March 28, 2021. Contact us at 480-443-7695 or [email protected].

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