Artist, illustrator and animator, Distortedd, is bringing her talent to life at A3C. Anhia Santana Aka Distortedd is a Philly-based artist whose career took off due to her viral images on social media.
Distortedd attributes her sudden success to reposts from prominent celebrities such as Action Bronson and Erykah Badu, but her hard work and persistence got her where she is now. Her art influence is her father, who she sent artwork back and forth to when he was incarcerated.
Santana is well-known for her unique, grunge artwork and is sharing her art while touring across the country. She’s constantly studying art from icons such as Andy Warhal and Frida Kahlo. Santana has worked tirelessly to propel her craft.
In her art she features hip-hop artists and musical icons and makes them into her own little monsters. Her use of vivid color and a signature spiral eye sets her apart from other artists in the game. She’s featured artists such as Notorious B.I.G, Kanye West and Gucci Mane, to name a few, in her paintings.
She’s also known for showcasing her art in live painting exhibitions. Last year at A3C she participated in a live-art show and this year she is back for more. She will be appearing at the ArtLanta Gallery: Artista 3. This showcase highlights the talents of powerful female visual artists. The event will be hosted by Flockaland and will feature sounds from DJ Milhouse and DJ Ooh Lala.
Distortedd's art has captured the attention of people everywhere and she's gained a platform to monetize her craft.. While maintaining her originality, she puts a twist on modern pop culture. Through painting, animations and sketches she has gained her credibility and earned a spot as the artist to look out for.
A3C guests were introduced to her last year, but this year, Distortedd is coming back again to share her gift.
ARTlanta Gallery presents: ARTista 3
Thursday October 6th @ 8:00 PM
ARTlanta Gallery (Old 4th Ward)