Brooklyn-based artist goes back to his Spanish homeland to paint frescos throughout the entire interior of a thousand-year-old Romanesque church in the Pyrenees. The technique is ancient; the paintings are brand new.
Santi Moix was commissioned to paint in his style and color palette the interior of a church in Sauri, a town about 3 hours outside of Barcelona. The original bright, religious paintings originally commissioned as decoration for the hundreds of Romanesque churches throughout the Pyrenees have almost entirely been either stolen or sold. The idea is to have Catalan painters fill these churches with their new work. Santi is the first artist to do this. The artist is also creating a ceramic and porcelain sculpture for the space, measuring 8-feet in diameter.
The church is scheduled to open to the public in Summer 2016.