We are living in a time of astonishing exponential acceleration with digital technologies. Progress is now showing up in dozens of arenas: sensors, robotics, artificial intelligence, biology, genomics, digital medicine, nanotechnology,… The revolutions brought about by digital technology are reshaping the world.
Technology isn’t just changing society — it’s changing what it means to be human, it’s changing our landscape.
Landscape and nature is an important subject for Santelli that he links to our era of environmental transformation and hyper-connected world, a digital chaos where it is becoming harder and harder staying human.
Influenced by Nicolas Poussin, Constable, Turner, Monet and also abstract expressionist artists like Cy Twombly and Joan Mitchell, Santelli’s paintings appear to have been created spontaneously but are constructed using compositional guideline and classical rules.
Digital made brush strokes and degraded artefacts that are specific to the digital medium are vital elements of his work.
The final artwork result from Interplay between the Human and Technology, a relationship between the natural feeling of a real painting on canvas combined with the artificial precision of a digital technology.