The Weight of the Gaze


The Weight of the Gaze


This is a painting about paintings. Viewing a painting is a subjective experience. As spectators, we perceive what we see with our senses, but we grant it meaning through the lens of our values and emotions.

One of the main elements that captures the viewer’s attention is the hands in the painting on the wall – the hands stretched across generations – which is actually creation of Gyuk, a young creator from Barcelona between street painting and illustration, but also friend of Oscar, the artist, with whom he has shared many conversations about life and art. The hands not only symbolize the old and new ways of doing things, but also the manipulative forces that surrounds our living, that rule us in the shadows, making us puppets of a play whose script we would never know.

The weight of the gaze is there, little by little, to unravel all these.


Acrylic on paper | Size 60×42 cm / 23.6 x 16.5 in. | Year 2016

Shipped from: Barcelona, Spain



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Oscar Santasusagna | Spain
For Oscar Santasusagna art is a simultaneous reflection of its context as well as the actor that rebounds it’s effect. Paintings are vehicles for storytelling, sharing messages, or evoking memories. A work that does not intrigue, move, or simply change the viewer in any small way could just be a technical exercise as beautiful as it is empty. The narrative nature of Santasusagna’s work harmonises painting and writing into something new. The universe of each composition is accompanied by a reflective title seen as an invitation to observe and enter the scene.
  • “Mecánica celeste”, cover of Rochet&Pizarro’s music project with the work “El chico que soñaba con las estrellas” (2022).
  • “Fables Keeper”: solo exhibition at Contemporaneo Art Gallery (Asheville, North Carolina, USA, 2021)
  • “Jenny must die”: collaboration with the painting “Winter Song” with playwright Bill Lattanzi in his play “Jenny must die”, a stage production performed at The Providence Fringe Festival (Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 2020).
  • “Art en femení”: selection of the work “Carta a les dones”. Group exhibition for Women’s Day at the Auditori Barradas (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, 2019).
  • “Art + BCN”, selection of the work “A los locos que sueñan” for the group exhibition at Redgarger (Barcelona, 2018).
  • “Wanderlust”: solo exhibition at Departure gallery (Barcelona, 2018)
  • “Art en femení”: selection of the work “Oda a l’amor”. Group exhibition for Women’s Day at the Auditori Barradas (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, 2017).
  • “Art LGTBI”: selection of the work “Elogio de la diferencia”. Group exhibition at the Alonso Vidal gallery (Barcelona, 2016).
  • “Venus, myth, beauty and sensuality”: selection of the work “Ode to freedom”. Group exhibition at the Esteve Paluzie library (Barberà del Vallès, 2015).