Chuchin was born in Bucaramanga, Columbia. When he was 20 years, he moved to Chile and now resides in Requinoa, Chile. He defines his style as Contemporary Expressionism and Marginal Art.
I discovered Chuchin Gutierrez art on my first visit to Santiago, Chile, in 2018. We were traveling 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, full of tourists sipping on their espressos and enjoying the early summer breeze. And while in 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 Chuchin soon after, and our relationship has begun. 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 in December of 2019. The same museum was covered in graffiti. Santiago was in the middle 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. Who knew that the contemporary expressionism would get out of the museum walls and on the streets of Santiago.
In his own words...
Husband, Dad, son, brother, uncle, godfather, and in my spare time Architect! And if I have time ... I'm chuchin !!