About

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Chilean visual artist (Santiago, 1990) currently based Granada, Spain, to work on making islamic polychrome architectural pieces, after spending three months in an art residency in Berlin.

Earlier in 2016, I graduated from a Master in Contemporary Art Practice (with Distinction) at Edinburgh College of Art (Scotland).

Work

My practice is focused on the study and repetition of imaginary modernistic ruins and abstracted architectonical systems, set in impossible and uninhabitable realities. A speculative exploration of such spaces is proposed through the use of traditional techniques of scientific illustration, as also video and organisation of objects into museological display devices such as cabinets, showcases and fishtanks.

They are presented as the register of unknown places or unclear events and it is from the direct contact with these material or visual testimonies, that an immaterial fictional space is created.

I take influences from science fiction literature and films in how they unite the common appeal of magic and scientific thinking for imagining hypothetical structures of worlds. I’m following closely the imaginary around new discoveries made by NASA and other scientific entities, and use as background early science fiction literature such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Verne, 1870), At the Mountains of Madness (Lovecraft, 1936) and Solaris (Lem, 1960).

I seek to engage with cosmic anxiety, with our inability to think in a cosmic scale and our need to understand an confront lack of meaning by finding order, rhythm and structures in apparent chaos. I find an hypnotic strangeness in the repetitive motives and anomalous geometric patterns and figures of my practice, that like looking into an infinite abyss, they produce a feeling of uneasiness and wonder.


Artista visual de Santiago de Chile (Santiago, 1990). Actualmente me encuentro realizando una práctica en Granada, España, para trabajar en la fabricación ornamentos islámicos policromos de la Alhambra, tras haber finalizado una residencia artística de tres meses en Berlín, Alemania.

Anteriormente este año me gradué del Magister en Práctica del Arte Contemporaneo en el en Edinburgh College of Art.

En mis últimos proyectos me he interesado en la creación de ruinas imaginarias de aspecto modernista, emplazadas como hitos en paisajes desolados. Construyo estas ruinas basando su forma en fragmentos de elementos de embalaje que sirven como un habitat arquitectónico de este nuevo universo, creando un espacio liminal en donde la temporalidad se hace ambigua. 

De este modo, he experimentado con métodos para transformar la experiencia expositiva en una ficción ilustrada con estrategias museográficas, creando ambientes en el que el espectador descubre un paisaje desde el escrutinio de evidencia de tipo científico. A través de imágenes, sonidos y objetos, presento territorios que se asemejan al nuestro pero que a través de la abstracción de sus elementos exigen un nuevo tipo de reconocimiento.