Neo-expressionism art by Chuchin Gutierrez from Chile
I discovered Chuchin Gutierrez work on my first visit to Santiago, Chile in 2018. We were travelling from Santiago up to Atacama desert and then crossed over to Argentina and back. In December of 2018, Santiago was one of the most peaceful if not sleepy cities I have ever seen. Quiet, quaint, ful of tourist sipping on their espressos and enjoying early summer breeze. In the heart of Santiago, I knew I had to visit Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art or Museo de Art Contemporaneo. Somewhere next to the large exhibition of the Chilean most famous artist, Roberto Matta, on the walls of the museum cafe, Chuchin's art was modestly hung. I wonder how Roberto Matta's career has started? I reached out to him soon after and our relationship has started. Little did we know back in December of 2018 what Santiago will look like in December of 2019.
I happened to be in Chile a year later and the same museum was covered in graffiti. Santiago was in the midle of what looked like a revolution. And Chuchin's paintings with its brute colors and the subjects of "marginals" were in much more appropriate surroundings.
Chuchin was born in Bogota, Columbia. He now resides in Requinoa, Chile. He defines his style as Neo Expressionism and Marginal Art.
In his own words...
Husband, Dad, son, brother, uncle, godfather, and in my spare time Architect! And if I have time ... I'm chuchin !!