Roxana Werner

"Experiencing in situ the space which inspires me is fundamental for my work since the emotional, material and intellectual experience springboards me into a process of evolutionary development."

De Humberstone a Pisagua - Mixed media 120 x 81 cm

From Santiago, Chile, Roxana Werner has been the recipient of notable awards including 1st Place Award, Painting & 2-Dimensional Media, March 2017 by Artavita and has been actively exhibiting since 1985 in Chile, France, Spain, Holland, the United States, Uruguay, and Argentina.

“Textural, painterly and intricate, Roxana Werner’s paintings come in a series of inspirational earth-tone landscapes. Eerie and mystical they are full of detail yet gently open up space for the viewer to gaze and contemplate. Like landscapes of the aftermath of something apocalyptic or moments of calm right before a storm, Werner’s paintings are mysterious, enigmatic and intriguing.” - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

El Cepo - Mixed media 120 x 81 cm
En las Salitreras
Cajones en Portales - Mixed media 120 x 81 cm
Abandono - Mixed media 160 x 120 cm

"Being a Textile Designer, I worked for many years making Batik tapestries whose origin lies in Javanese Art. There comes a time when I need a technique that allows me to use drawing and color with greater breadth and possibilities. In this way I entered the Campus El Comendador at the Catholic University of Chile, to study art at the Evening School. I have also done studies at various workshops of famous artists and teachers. The interest in deepening the theoretical aspect of art led me to study Theory and History of Art at the University of Chile, Santiago, as well as among other studies, Conservation and Restoration of Heritage Works at Sek University. I paint when researching a theme that attracts me, I study it, I develop it "literally", but only from the experiential, emotional "hook", I can face the fabric and the palette with their oils. In over thirty years working as a visual artist, I have painted based on a particular theme and my works are grouped in three main series, namely Valparaíso, La Huella del Tiempo and Del Salitre a Iquique. Presently, I am developing a work inspired by a trip through Morocco and India. Experiencing in situ the space which inspires me is fundamental for my work since the emotional, material and intellectual experience springboards me into a process of evolutionary development. With this, I am referring to the energetic source that emanates from the whole, the cosmos and that leads to the opening of a creative instance."

 

“Werner is an artist specializing in realistic painting in oils. Despite the extraordinarily technical approach to her work she is a highly personal and expressive artist. Her artwork has a mixture of realism and dream-like sequencing that is pretty great to take in.” - Contemporary Art Curator


This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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