Santos Arzu, Quito, is a self-taught artist born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras in 1963. In 1998 he was part of an artist in residence program at the Michigan State University in the U.S.A. and in Taipei China from 2001 to 2002. In 2004, Santos was invited to participate in Christie’s Art Auction in New York. Arzu has had numerous solo exhibitions in Honduras, Peru, Panama, in Rome and Venice in Italy and Taipei in China. His group exhibitions began in 1994 in Central America eventually crossing over to Miami, Washington, New York City and Seoul. Santos has been an acclaimed artist in his country for a number of years, and his works can be found in Museums and Institutions in Tegucigalpa, Taipei, Havana, Leon in Nicaragua and Panama.
“My statement is brief and elemental: I have always talked in my paintings about individual memory, the human being in its essential dignity and therefore the unspoken idea of respect and tolerance, which has been the backbone of my beliefs; a constant battle that supposes countless push and pulls of history that is tattooed with nostalgia.”