Chilean Art

A different perspective

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

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

In this exhibition, we collected paintings from several contemporary Chilean artists, who either call Chile home today or note their Chilean roots, while they create outside of South America.

The artists and their work in this exhibit show us their vision of the seemingly mundane subjects we encounter in our lives, be it the snippets from the news or what one sees in the streets.  The art touches upon homelessness, the global pandemic, a great political divide, as well as melting pot of cultures with culture clashes.  Yet, these artists have a different perspective, a different, intriguing viewpoint that they communicate to us through the 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 “Beto” Martinez

Homeless. Acrylic on canvas, 2018

Chuchin Gutierrez

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One World, Multiple Perspectives

In this exhibition, we presented five contemporary Chilean artists.  The selected works focus on contemporary issues that most of us are familiar with.  The same issues we have opinions on,  we have read about and most likely, we have seen them addressed from our own, while living in the U.S.

At the beginning, we noted that if we look at issues only from a single perspective, we may learn nothing in.  We would just maintain the same narrative, with the same view point.  However, through these artworks we are presented with potentially similar points of views, and maybe even similar language, both verbal and visual.  

Nonetheless, one question remains:

Do these Chilean artists see something that we don’t?