Discover one-on-one discussions about each artist’s work, between the curator and artists from RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting. Here’s an interview with artist Marigold Santos.
Marigold Santos pursues an interdisciplinary art practice involving drawn, painted and printed works, as well as sculpture, animation and sound. When she first immigrated to Canada, she lost touch with her culture. But now, identity is what empowers her. Santos’s interest lies in transformation, as she reflects on fleeting childhood memories and her family’s immigration to Canada as an autobiographical point of departure. Experiences as history, fragmented into memory and retold as personal myth are negotiated through the act of drawing but also operate as narrative.