The essential talents of Santiago Serrano
FERNANDO CASTRO FLÓREZ
Santiago Serrano demonstrates the potential of the pictorial space, the extreme capacity it possesses to take us towards the domain (without precise cartography) of poetry. Undoubtedly Santiago Serrano is one of the artists who, since the seventies, has shown greater concern to achieve a pure painting, following, in a very personal way, the lines marked by Mondrian, Malevitch or Rothko.
In his work there is a kind of complex simplicity that reveals a sensitivity that links with romanticism, but without theatricality or affectation. These surfaces, tensed in the strictest modern tradition, have, paradoxically, a remarkable density, in them the artist, fleeing from the anecdotal, both in the figurative narrative sense or in the melodramatic gestural projection, has allowed them to settle or manifest atmospheres