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Derrick Santini - Home House, 2015

London-based photographer and artist Derrick Santini created a new body of lenticular artworks shown at Home House.  The lenticular process consists of digitally layering a series of still images into a single merged file which is printed onto a ribbed perspex sheet that acts as a lens giving the viewer the perception of motion.  Santini uses this technique to create seductive and otherworldly imagery of female figures submerged underwater or falling through space.  The artist describes this series as a visual and psychological journey into the mind of the artist, he states that the works “came from the desire to pose the question what is in one’s mind and through the beauty of art to communicate the deeper issues implicit within”.  

 

Santini has a successful career spanning three decades as a fashion and commercial photographer however since 2009 he has focused on his own art practice and has shown in numerous exhibitions globally including London, New York and Istanbul.  Santini’s works are highly sought after and have been bought by high-profile figures including Damien Hirst, Adele, Lakshmi Mittal and Jemima Khan.