May 17, 2012

Santiago Uceda’s portraiture

Here is a recent portrait illustration that Santiago Uceda did of Oregon congressman Peter DeFazio.  Santiago describes the style as a hybrid of his older style and what he’s doing now.  In Santiago’s own words, “The way I draw portraits now is not that different from the way I did them before; the difference would be that DeFazio is not as painterly, it does have texture, but has more of a collage approach, the older pieces feel more like paintings.”  Below is the DeFazio portrait, along with a few older pieces for comparison.  Whether old or new, we think Santiago’s style of portraiture is super cool!

Santiago Uceda – Peter DeFazio
Santiago Uceda – Jorge Luis Borges

Santiago Uceda – Fidel Castro

Santiago Uceda – Lula

Santiago Uceda – William S. Burroughs