ARTIST STATEMENT (SERGIO SANTOS).
As a youth, I knew that my personal voice held the key to what I would be in life. I naturally thought that my medium for expression was writing—that I would be a poet, an essayist or go on to write novels. Written form lacked the immediacy and urgency that I craved in expression. In turn, the image is the perfect vehicle to convey that urgency.
The image is my new text—actualizing my voice the way I envisioned from the beginning.