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The Biography & Work of:
John Santerineross
Location: Athens, GA
Web: attis.nu
Bio: John Santerineross is an image-maker who does not like to be classified or categorized. He prefers to let the viewer decide and define. He is considered "the world's leading neo-symbolist photographer of our time" by media, fans and fellow artists. His unique style and content have inspired an entire new generation of image-makers. His complex aesthetic is derived from a mix of his exposure to Catholicism and Santeria as a child and by his fascination with Greek mythology, world religions and iconography.

John Santerineross' first book, Fruit of the Secret God, introduced his powerful images to the world in 1999. After forcing fans wait for five years, he released his second anxiously awaited book, Dream, in October of 2004. This commanding new book is considered by many to be the definitive example of contemporary neo symbolist photography. It is an exploration of John's dream imagery and iconography through the use of the photographic medium.

John never explains his imagery because he feels, "To explain an image is to suppress the enjoyment and wonder." He was influenced by the early symbolists' belief that "the creation of a mood is as important as the transmission of information, (it must also) seek to engage the entire mind and personality of the viewer by appealing to the viewer's emotions and unconscious mind, as well as to their intellect".

Throughout John's artistic career, his refusal to be limited by any one medium has lead him to master multiple artistic outlets; he has been a ceramist, sculptor, painter, and mixed media artist. He has recently delved into the world of moving images and has already directed two short art films: "Child, Doll or Bone" which captures the beauty and intimacy of a cutter's compulsion and "Destin", the story of a young girl questioning her ability to avoid her tragic fate. At this very moment, Santerineross is in the preproduction phase of a powerful, warped tale of a doll maker entitled "Ningyoushi". Santerineross' uncompromising integrity, ethics and belief in freedom of expression continues to show even now through his avant-garde photographic images and films.

Unlike many of John's contemporaries, his use of digital manipulation is extremely limited. 95% of what you see in the photograph was on the set that day. All blurs or distortions are created by either the model moving at his command or objects that are moving in the set by means of a variety of intricate motors, wires and mobiles. Due to the complexity of his images, John only shoots approximately 12 images a year, which makes every one of them extremely significant and personal.

It is his commitment, integrity, passion and dedication that cause many admirers to consider him to be one of the most influential image-makers of this generation.

  Currently available work:

Dream (signed by John Santerineross)   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Dream (signed by John Santerineross)

Artist:
John Santerineross

Medium:
hardcover, 109 pages

Size:
9.25in Wide x 12.25in High

Dream, The Dark Erotic Visions of John Santerineross, each copy personally signed by John as part of his participation in Rivet's Darkness Into Light group photography exhibition...

$50.00


  Past work available at Rivet:

The TE   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

The TE

Artist:
John Santerineross

Medium:
Fuji crystal print, framed in a black wooden frame

Size:
20.00in Wide x 24.00in High

Limited edition #23 of 25, photographic print...

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Artist:
John Santerineross

Medium:
Fuji crystal print, framed in a black wooden frame

Size:
20.00in Wide x 24.00in High

Limited edition #24 of 25, photographic print...

Inquire with artist for pricing / availability.


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