From the Artist
The print is a reflection on the effect of travel and the state that it sometimes leaves me when I return from a long trip. [It] was done at the end of a long stay in Southern Spain with my fiancée on the coast.
I usually take trips like this to do work and to remove myself from the grind of the city and the every day. Upon my return I decided to buy a house, marry this woman (who became my fiancée), become a landlord, move my studio, and create even more change in my life. This print is an accumulation of all of this change rolled into two dimensions.
I collect accordion postcards—antique, contemporary, etc. And the images on the print reflect some images from Spain but also other images from places I've been, some I haven't been, some I hope to go to or just dream about.
The print is a reflection of what it feels like to be in between states, while so much is spinning and whirling around us in memory, in present, past, [and] future. It is pretty much where I'm at now.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records
Paul Santoleri was born in Philadelphia. He earned his BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy; an MFA in painting from the University of Arizona, Tucson; and attended the Skow...Read More ⟶