René De Los Santos is a self-taught painter and printmaker born and raised in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
After arriving to New York in 1980, De Los Santos took the decision to exile himself from his motherland. This allowed him to take on a new understanding on social change and it helped him bring to life characters and ideas that would have been lost in the Diaspora of the Caribbean American culture.
De Los Santos has shown an incredible work ethic and tenacity in his craftsmanship. For the past 38 years, his works have shown an alignment with his susceptible appreciation on feminism and humanism, and his personal philosophies, which contain certain spiritual and symbolic sentiments.
De Los Santos has participated in numerous groups and exhibitions such as, the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the U.S and The Essence & Colors of Dominican Artists in Providence, R.I.
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