Santiago Caruso's illustrations are deceptively dark and capture a surreal aesthetic.

Santiago Caruso's illustrations are done in a steampunk style, with an old 1800s feel. Almost all of his illustrations have a unique composition of different materials. This is displayed clearly through one of his pieces, a portrait illustration, in which the viewer sees compositions of guns for eyes, pills for teeth and a pig as the head (which, ironically, could be interpreted as the subject being pig-headed). The images are done in dark, dreary colors and seem to be plays on human perceptions of one another as well as sins.

Santiago Caruso's illustrations have been used for publications such as the 'Three Great Plays of Shakespeare' and 'Don Quixote' for Penguin Readers. Santiago Caruso's illustrations are must-sees for anyone who appreciates surreal art.