Santiago Ydañez was born in Puente de Genave, Jaen, Spain, 1969. Ydañez’s work awakens an interest that crosses borders. Between expressionism and romanticism, the forceful execution of his works and his dynamic brushstrokes compose a work full of meaning and spontaneity. He connects disparate concepts going beyond hid characteristic and personal technique. He takes references from history of art, paints landscapes, saints and animals. His work has received important distinctions and is currently one of the greatest Spanish painters of his generation. He has exhibited in different venues in Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Canada, Denmark, the United States, Norway and France. Winner of the ABC painting prize and the first Painting Prize in 2002 Caja Madrid. He has also received scholarships from the Spanish school in Paris, the Marcelino Botero Foundation and the Mojácar Foundation. His work is part of different collections, including the Mojácar Museum in Almeró, the Zabaleta Museum, the Botín Foundation of the Castilla – León Board of Temporary Art of the Sofía Imber Museum in Caracas, Venezuela, the Real Madrid, The Municipal Museum of Madrid, the National Museum, the Reina Sofía Art Center, the ABC Collection of Madrid, among others.