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    Matias Santa Maria: Tidre

Round of pool with a tiger? Matias Santa Maria's game if you are

Posted by Liv Siddall,

You know you’re on to a winner when you come across an artist whose portfolio consists almost entirely of spaceship attacks, tigers, and police chases. So onwards into the strange, yet brilliant mind of Matias Santa Maria, a Chilean artist with a particular knack for inventing new, video game-like worlds of oils and gouache like a total pro. Matias has honed his skill of depicting the perfect UFO laser beam to perfection, and his picture of a guy in shades playing pool against a tiger? Oh, yeah, that, no big deal, it’s only one of the best things I’ve seen all year. Go Matias.

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    Matias Santa Maria: Pool party

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    Matias Santa Maria: Untitled

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    Matias Santa Maria: Untitled

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    Matias Santa Maria: Pomaire

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    Matias Santa Maria: lareZ

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    Matias Santa Maria: Subir

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.