“I am constantly observing and learning about our environment, in particular, human behavior. These two main subjects continue to serve as material for my present and future creations.”
The Footprint of Time
“I never cease to be amazed day by day by my surroundings and deeply feel thankful for the ability to experiment and appreciate everything from the most ordinary to the most extraordinary. This marginalized world, made up of waste, the useless, the despicable, goes unnoticed by the human eye, which has been educated to appreciate only one perspective of what is designated as an aesthetic value. Paradoxically, it is on this "dark" side where I discover colors, textures, materiality, which I rescue and enhance in my painting.”
Experience Inside and Beyond the Frontier
“The project "Experiences Inside and Beyond the Frontier" gestated from some trips in search of new experiences that offered new possibilities for my work. I toured Morocco, India, Southeast Asia, and my country, Chile. An exhaustive, deep look, going beyond the apparent, reveals to us that, despite the formal differences, the inner look, of an existential order, is universal and equally disturbing to all human beings of any race or creed. Through ceremonies and rituals, hope quiets souls.”
“My artwork is created, for the most part, using oil painting and mixing different techniques on different supports. The themes I choose to portray have a mixture of both realism and dream-like sequencing. These themes emerge after the connection I experience emotionally and intellectually when visiting different countries. During these travels, I take particular interest in studying the ethnography of the region I am in. My past journeys through the Atacama Desert, the Saltpeter Towns, Valparaíso, South East Asia, Morocco, and India have served as inspiration. Using these experiences, I interpret them later in the solitude of my studio.
In the past couple of years, my work has been shifting from ochre and brownish-toned paintings that once had a more academic and rigorous approach into more vibrant color paintings with looser brush strokes resembling a more expressionist style.
I am constantly observing and learning about our environment, in particular, human behavior. These two main subjects continue to serve as material for my present and future creations.”
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist