From the Studio of… Spanish Painter, Oscar Sancho Nin

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Favorite material to work with?
I paint with acrylic on canvas almost always, but sometimes I mix techniques using an oil bar or pencil. I try to work with the highest quality of materials. I hope that future generations will be able to see my artwork in good condition.

What themes do you pursue?
I like all kind of themes but usually paint with a sense of humor or irony. I like darkness too, I see the black color as symbol of magic and mystery, it really fascinates me.

How many years as an artist?
I decided to be an artist (or something like that) when I was ten years old. Since 2008, I’ve taken it much more seriously, but I´m still not a professional.

Where is your studio?
My studio is in a building where rooms are rented out.  It´s only a place to work, nothing else.

What was the best advice given to you as an artist?
My art teacher once told me,“In a painting you can do what you want, you are free.”.

“Exaltation.” is available for sale on Saatchi Online for $2,400.00

Why do you make art?
Because I want to say something else or in a different way rather than being in silence. And because I know how to paint.

Art school or self-taught?
I went to art school but I think it wasn’t really necessary. The most of the times I learned much more by myself.

Favorite font?
Lucida console.

Tattoos?
I don´t like them, but I recognize that some people looks great with it and with some piercing.

Prefer to work with music or in silence?
Silence.

Succulents or cigarettes?
Cigarettes. I know, I have to give up.

Favorite sound?
Breaking glasses or neighbors talking.

Favorite smell?
The jasmine at night.

“Punk” is available for sale on Saatchi Online for $1,700.00

Who are your favorite writers?
Julio Cortázar, Michel Houellebecq, Charles Bukowski, Robert Greene, Lao Tsé, Herman Hesse and all the existentialists.

If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do?
I would probably be exactly like now but much boring.

Food or sleep?
Sleep

Were you popular in high school?
I belonged to the misfits group. Nine Inch Nail´s fan, acne, drawings, buff… what times those were!

Astrology or astronomy?
I prefer something easy as astrology. One question leads to another until the infinite, that´s the world of science.

Which living or dead artist would you most like to meet?
Goya when he did the black paintings. I think he did a real step forward in the 19 century.

Figurative or abstract?
I like both. I love mixing figurative and abstract, I think it gives more dimensions to the painting and more mystery indeed.

Is painting dead?
I suppose we cannot invent something new on a canvas, the painters of 20 century made sure not to leave anything new to create, they did it all. But I think if we come back to the “painting” and create through a personal or creative vision it´s not dead at all.

 

“The Wave” is available for sale at Saatchi Onine for $300.00.

 

 

 

11 Comments

  1. Hermit says:

    Needs a bit of editing does this article because some of the questions and answers are a bit off, but apart from that minor point, it’s a good article.

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  2. Mari Jose Marin says:

    PLEASE FORWARD THIS NOTE TO OSCAR

    Hola Oscar,
    I am a fellow painter and really liked your work, I am writing you in English instead of Spanish añthough S is my native language. We have many things in common and eventually, -many years? still to pass by-, I will move to Menorca, I guess to Ciutadella and would like to meet you, feel free to answer into my email that I just add it to this comment, I hope Satchi gives it to you, if you are interested in getting in touch with me….When I saw with 14 years Goya´s black paintings I knew that was what I wanted to do…
    con mis saludos,
    M J M

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  3. Mis Saludos ,Oscar. Me gusta mucho tu trabajo,es exelente,pienso que te queda por pintar tus mejores cosas y soy de tu opinion que mientra se hagan cosas originales y libres de toda atadura la pintura no morira jamaz,soy pintor tambien y puedes ver mi obra en seatchie….muchos exitos Reinaldo

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  4. Hermit says:

    Ah, it’s been re-edited. That looks much better :)

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  5. Hola Oscar,

    I have been following your art here on the Saatchi-online site since a while. I am a big fan of your paintings. You have a very specific style what makes your art different from others. I wish you a lot of succes in you artistic career.
    Greetings from Belgium,
    Ronny

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  6. Great to see this. Quite inspiring. Proper painting. Makes me laugh. Thanks . .

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  7. Hellow Oscar,

    I like your work. Exalltation reminded me in a good way of Francis Bacon, I agree with your comments about Goya.

    Kind regards Tadg.

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  8. Madison says:

    Great interview, great work.

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  9. ‘min love with you-r work thank you- for reminding me of a love for painting

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  10. ‘min love with you/r work. thank you for reminding me of a love for painting

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