From the dusty streets of Juarez to Columbia University and the New York art scene, artist Marco Antonio Santos-Galindo’s remarkable journey began in a humble black-and-white photography course at El Paso Community College, where images and doodles of humans in various forms of dysfunction he’d been conjuring from an early age finally began to materialize through his camera lens.
His imagery is dark, visceral and unforgettable. Black and white compositions of nearly unimaginable emotion, excruciatingly but exquisitely expressed as human forms, reveal a rare talent and even rarer vision.
Marco is creator and founder of The Axon Mundi Project, an art museum, now composed of several galleries and currently breaking ground in Hueco Tanks, Texas.
The prolific artist now returns to his El Paso roots to exhume the art he’d buried here fifteen years ago perhaps in part to resurrect the artist in him. “Beware the Fall,” an exhibit currently running at the Rock House Café and Gallery on 400 W. Overland, is Marco’s first formal exhibit in 15 years.
It is in part a preview to the grand opening of the Axon Mundi Project that will take place on Oct. 31 and Nov 1. By invitation only, the show will run through the end of December. Call 915-474-3039 to reserve a time for viewing.