MARIGOLD SANTOS UNEARTHLY, UPRISING
In most recent works, the fragmented and multiple self is investigated through a hybridization of Filipino and Western folklore, pop culture of the 80s and 90s, geological processes, weather systems, North American landscapes, coincide with references to childhood games that attempt to connect and communicate with the supernatural to bring what is not of the home, into what is the home – suggesting boundaries crossed in favor of testing limits and gauging what to fear and believe, and how to make sense of the unknowable. Narratives of past and present; in their re-telling and reconfiguration, transform into personal myth whose imagery functions in the fantastical and otherworldly, unfixed, plural, and boundless.
Marigold Santos pursues an inter-disciplinary art practice involving drawn and printed works, sculpture, animation, and sound. She completed her BFA in Print at the University of Calgary in 2006, is a recipient of numerous awards, and has exhibited her work within Canada, United States, and Japan.
She currently resides in Montréal, QC, where she has recently completed her MFA from Concordia University in the Fall of 2011, and divides her time between her practice and eating croissants.