Not Quite of this World: New Paintings by Jorge Santos

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At the 101/exhibit in Miami is an exhibition featuring a dynamic painter from Angola. His name is Jorge Santos and for most of his life he has been a full time artist creating surreal scenery and groups of people not quite from this reality. Born in 1959, Santos was raised in the then Portuguese colony of Angola. After his family escaped the political turmoil that ensued after Angola became independent, he headed over to America where he settled in 1982. For the past 25 years, he has exhibited his works in galleries all over the world.

His most recent series, simply titled ‘Paintings,’ showcases 7 works that Santos spent the past 4 years creating. His subjects and scenes evoke an enigmatic and hypnagogic atmosphere. Themes in his recent series focus around chilling expressions, water, fish, dogs and boats. His exhibit at the 101 will be running from April 13 to June 15. Check out more of his extensive work at

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Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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