Prints by Santlov

Prints by Santlov

The artist Santlov is a Miami based photographer and graphic designer, known for his stages and photographs kitschy scenes creating seemingly realistic photographs consist of widely recognized iconic toy characters situated in realistic scenarios, uniquely synchronizing fantasy with reality. Toy figurines of popular comic book icons and film characters engage in mundane or subversive human activities like playing with their iPhones, surfing Craigslist, or graffiti-ing on walls, poking fun at human behaviors and foibles.

Influenced by the street art culture of Miami, New York, and London, Santlov created his own street art, helping develop and shape the skills showcased in his works today. He originally conceived the “ToysRLikeUs” concept as a parody and way to mock current trends and human behavior. In one image, Toy Story’s Woody has dropped his iPhone down a toilet, while in another, Gollum from Lord of the Rings hoards Nike high-tops.Speaking of the ToysRLikeUs Campaign, Santlov said, “it was initially conceived to be a sort of parody…a way to poke fun at modern human trends and behaviors.” He mainly uses the toys he grew up playing with, and does very little editing to their photos. And it was Instagram that caused the campaign to go viral; in less than a year, Santlov gained an incredible amount of followers.

Using toys of pop culture, Santlov creates eerie yet captivating photos that appear unnervingly realistic. Despite this dependence on technology, Santlov uses very little to no post-editing, as he aims to the push the limits of realism as far as possible. Santlov continues to fascinate viewers and demonstrate his talent and unique artistic vision.

 

ARTWORK

Santlov, emerging
Rise of Machine by Santlov
Rise of Machine by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Turtle Crossing by Santlov
Turtle Crossing by Santlov
2015
emerging, Santlov
Riding Giants by Santlov
Riding Giants by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Batman V Superman by Santlov
Batman V Superman by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Super ET by Santlov
Super ET by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
SuperPrism by Santlov
SuperPrism by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Spidey Loves NY by Santlov
Spidey Loves NY by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Rise Up by Santlov
Rise Up by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Oh No! Woody by Santlov
Oh No! Woody by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
The Crew by Santlov
The Crew by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Once UPon a Starry Night by Santlov
Once UPon a Starry Night by Santlov
emerging, santlov
Breaking Bad by Santlov
Breaking Bad by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Blood Money by Santlov
Blood Money by Santlov
UP to the Future by Santlov
UP to the Future by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Holy Batarang by Santlov
Holy Batarang by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Spidey Archives by Santlov
Spidey Archives by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Heres Jokey by Santlov
Heres Jokey by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Don’t Hear Shit by Santlov
Don’t Hear Shit by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
So Emotional by Santlov
So Emotional by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Jokers Everywhere by Santlov
Jokers Everywhere by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Super NY by Santlov
Super NY by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Admiration of Baby Joker by Santlov
Admiration of Baby Joker by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
The Champ by Santlov
The Champ by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Some Lonely Dude by Santlov
Some Lonely Dude by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Doors Wide Shut by Santlov
Doors Wide Shut by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
L’Escarpolette by Santlov
L’Escarpolette by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Sixteen Candles by Santlov
Sixteen Candles by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Plasticity by Santlov
Plasticity by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
I WANT PIZZA by Santlov
I WANT PIZZA by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Joker Chucks by Santlov
Joker Chucks by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Nevermind Stewie by Santlov
Nevermind Stewie by Santlov
emerging, Santlov
Pulp Toy Fiction Story B&W by Santlov
Pulp Toy Fiction Story B&W by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Troopers Atop Skyscraper by Santlov
Troopers Atop Skyscraper by Santlov
Santlov, Jaws Woody
Jaws Woody by Santlov
Jaws Woody by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Don’t Say Shit by Santlov
Don’t Say Shit by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Don’t See Shit by Santlov
Don’t See Shit by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Bred For Darkness by Santlov
Bred For Darkness by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Teeter Totting by Santlov
Teeter Totting by Santlov
Santlov, emerging
Hush Money by Santlov
Hush Money by Santlov