Chilean Art

A different perspective

If we keep looking at the world from the same point of view, we learn nothing new. ย 

As we walk the same route by the same buildings, we only notice their facades.ย  If we only get to know an individual in a professional setting, we don't fully understand the person.ย  If we only look at the horizon, we don't notice the curvature of the Earth.ย  And if we only rely on experiencing the world around us with our own eyes, we miss an opportunity to learn how others see the same world.

In this exhibition, we collected paintings from several contemporary Chilean artists - those who call Chile home today, and those who embrace their Chilean roots, while they creating art outside South America.

The artists and their works in this exhibit show us their vision of the seemingly-mundane subjects we encounter in our lives: snippets from the news, or what one sees in the streets.ย  The artworks touch upon homelessness, the global pandemic, political divisions, as well as a melting pot of culture clashes.ย  Yet, these artists each have a unique perspective: an intriguing viewpoint through which they communicate in a visual language.

Brexit Consequence. Oil on canvas, 2019

Lobsang Durney

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Luces Invisibles. Oil on canvas, 2018

Eduardo Mena

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Floating Future. Acrylic on canvas, 2020

Cristina Vera Aguilar

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Refugio. Watercolor on paper, 2017

Luis โ€œBetoโ€ Martinez

Homeless. Acrylic on canvas, 2018

Chuchin Gutierrez

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One World, Multiple Perspectives

In this exhibition, we present five contemporary Chilean artists.ย  The selected works focus on contemporary, familiar issues.ย  We have opinions on,ย  we have read about, and - most likely - we have seen them addressed in the U.S.

At the beginning, we noted that if we look at issues from only a single perspective, we may learn nothing.ย  We would just maintain the same narrative, with the same viewpoint.ย  However, through these artworks, we are presented with additional points of views, in languages, both verbal and visual. ย 

Nonetheless, one question remains:

Do these Chilean artists see something that we donโ€™t?