Artist bio

Artista visual, chileno, con estudios de arte en la Universidad de Chile y posgraduado en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y maestro en arte en la Universidad de Playa Ancha en Chile. He expuesto individualmente en Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, México, USA, Irlanda, Corea del Sur, Filipinas y Japón. Además de muchas exposiciones colectivas al rededor del mundo y obtenido premios y distinciones por el trabajo artístico. A la par, me desempeño como Académico Titular del taller de pintura en la Facultad de Arte de la Universidad de Playa Ancha. Mi trabajo artístico lo realizo en pintura, gráfica y escultura, tratando de plasmar en ellas las ironías y verdades de la vida, como si fuese una obra teatral. Son obras que están dentro del realismo mágico, puntualmente el simbolismo mágico que se destaca en composiciones oníricas de clara inspiración en la mitología y la vida del puerto de Valparaíso.


Paper Armors Stronger than Steel



Artist Statement

The artistic work I do is based on real characters that are part of our daily lives. My work is like topics that are intertwined as if they were chapters of novels. My visual proposal is intimately linked to magical realism, which has made my work an important reference in Latin American painting.
In this work, I wanted to capture the innocence of children and young people (who are most likely to fall into temptation), defending the cry of faith with small weapons.

How it fits into contest

I wanted to highlight the very moment, which is every day, when children and young people are attacked and tempted by the powerful forces of evil. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:10-12).
But this world is defended by a group of three children who represent the holy trinity: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. To the left you can see a screen where an archangel is painted who protects the spirituality of faith, and at the same time, accompanies the fight against these evil forces. This ancient screen represents the church of God, and in itself contains the entire Christian tradition for centuries.
The letters thrown by the flying animals are the temptations of power, money, idolatry, evil; everything disastrous in the spiritual life. The hybrid creatures come out from the bottom of the flames to attack the soldiers of faith, but they find that these weak characters, dressed in paper armor, become stronger when they protect themselves with the faith of God. These children show us that faith in God reaches everything.

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Oil on canvas, 54" X 36"
Original work
Price USD$8,500
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