John Santerineross is an artist who does not classify or categorize himself. He prefers to let the viewer decide and define.
He has been called everything from” the world leading Neo-symbolist artist” by PROFIFOTO, Germanys leading photography magazine to an “artistic assassin who wants to artistically assassinate Christianity, especially Catholicism” in Bill Donohue’s newest book “Secular Sabotage: How Liberals Are Destroying Religion and Culture in America” along with several other groundbreaking artists including Andres Serrano, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman.
Therefore John never elucidates his imagery for fear of limiting viewers’ personal interpretation. He is influenced by the early symbolists’ belief that “the creation of a mood is as important as the transmission of information, (it must also) seek to engage the entire mind and personality of the viewer by appealing to the viewer’s emotions and unconscious mind, as well as to their intellect”.