RHEO SANTANA SMITH
SPLIFFINGTON, SPLIFF, RHEO SANTANA, GUCCI SANTANA, SPLIFFY, SPLIFFICUS, SPLIFF ONER
LOCATION: LOS ANEGELES / LAS VEGAS
For those of us who have chosen art, it is not a career or a hobby, but a passion, a way of life. Creativity is not limited by frames or borders but, is an endless expression of life and love. Who we are is seen through colors and images; pictures and videos; art, is our way in and our way out. The world is your canvas and you are the art.
why are you doing it ?
I do art because its the only thing that i know how to do. Whenever i get emotional, i feel the need to be holding a paint marker or a paint brush. I consume myself with art.
what does your art express?
My art convays pure and raw emotion. I like to call them "In the moment" emotions. My pieces are my time to speak even if i can't express it in words. My art means everything to me.
What kind of materials do you use?
I have this theory where i don't want to limit myself. I love trying, buying and using all types of different materials. I use acrylics, watercolores, pens, markers, paint markers, spray paint, wood burning, photoshop, illustrator, indesign... thats everything i can remeber right now! lol. Many more mediums I have yet to try... but in due time.
Who inspires you?
A lot of my inspiration comes from Andy Warhol, Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Hokusai just to name a few. I'm also very inspired by pop culture, vintage comics and movies and also varies cartoons.