RHEO SANTANA SMITH

 

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RHEO SMITH

 

aka:

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.