Santiago Galeas is an emerging artist working in the Philadelphia area. Specializing in figurative oil paintings, he has a diverse range of subjects that address varying concepts in portraiture. He has utilized his atelier style training and relied heavily on anatomy and structure, though reinterpreted in a personal style. With strong influences from both traditional Alla Prima portrait painters and the Abstract Expressionist era, this distorted imagery often results in a covenant between representation and abstraction. Galeas’ paintings serve as a link between subject and viewer: an encounter that is often confrontational, and often face to face.