Space Suit of the Week

illustration by Emilio Santoyo

illustration by Emilio Santoyo

illustration by Emilio Santoyo

Geeze Louise, I’m a big fan of these paintings by Emilio Santoyo, who describes the suits as “kind of like space suits if Mad Max took place in space.” Yes! That is an amazing idea that should happen. What happened, for real, is that Emilio completed these paintings for a group show called Non Sequitur at the Hibbleton Art Gallery. Sadly, the show is down as of this week to make room for something that probably will not feature leather jackets, sweet boots, and the heroic positioning. Emilio says: “I really liked what came out of the show in the end. Though I dont normally work in this theme, I might change up my work a bit.”

He also completed paintings that look like the prop rooms from bygone sci-fi movies,  one of which is available on his site as a wallpaper. “My idea of what the prop room must of looked like in the time where everything was built. Everything was made from blinking light bulb work stations, monster heads, alien space ships in space, to large futurist cities. I think we all would enjoy the chance to run free in those studios and put stuff on and probably break a lot of things in the process.”

Alex

February 4, 2011