Christian Santana Prinz, born 1975 in Mexico City is a painter of Mexican-German descent and a graduate of Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado La Esmeralda.
From 1995-2000 he acquired a graduate degree in the plastic arts at the
ENPEG (La Esmeralda), where he also received a scholarship from
1998-1999 for young and creative artists of the State of Guanajuato.
In 1999-2000 he provided services in the departments of Curator and
Museumgraphy at the university museum “Museo Universitario del
During the same time, he participated as councellor and member in the
gallery “La Masmedula”, with activities like the selection
of the artists and the decoration and handling of the individual
From 2003-2004 he was living in Berlin, exploring his German cultural
heritage and taking part in several exhibitions as well as
crafts-practice for the Carnival of Cultures (Karneval der Kulturen) in
Berlin in 2004.
He is currently living as an artist in residence at the Club for the Arts (Kunstverein) Salzburg until November 2006.
About his art:
Patricia Soriano (painter):
“The pictures of Christian Santana are graphic assortments, which
refer us to a sensitive and physiological direction with much
sensitivity. In its large pictures the autobiographic obsession in the
metamorphosis of the flesh is expressed. His pictures express the
extreme detail of a certain field. The colors tell of an individuality
with strong expresionism by fantasy in relationship with the flesh; the
Fernando Islas: “Santana interprets the clinical body, in the
self-portrait “CLOSE UP” or in aesthetic motion, which is
connected in the picture or also in the film; the German Expresionist
and underground caricaturist. In other words, Christian Santana
provides a kind of universe where the flesh, the 'gestual' picture and
the physiological way the aspects which revive the picture.”
You can download his CV in various languages here: