Santerineross is a Bronx-born artist working out of a spacious and
illustrious studio in Kearny, New Jersey. John attended Rutgers University
on a full scholarship for art and completed his Masters Degree at New
Jersey City University. He has been a ceramist, a painter, and is now a
photographer and mixed-media specialist.
As an artist John Santerineross is in many ways indefinable. His
photographs are reality bending composites born from the synthesis of his
creative energy and dream interpretations. They are dark, foreboding, and
at first glance .. fear inducing. Yet he's not what one would call a
fetish photographer, nor is he a pornographic image maker seeking to
tantalize. His work is a fiendish alchemy of symbolism, archetype, and
erotica that when wrought together gives rise to grander sense of itself.
It's like how one can get lost in the medieval nightmare of a Hieronymus
Bosch painting, or they can revel in its artistic splendor and genius. The
same can be said of John Santerineross as he weaves the malcontent
elements of his imagination into a provocative and beautiful union.