The ART STGO 2016 will gather the new and the best of the visual arts in Chile, all in one place. Exponents of different styles and trends will pride of their capacities by showing their best works. Caiozzama, Paula Ceroni, Piedad Donoso, Alejandro Gatta, Felipe Lavín, Catalina Scalbos, Laura Vernaza, and Totoy Zamudio are the figures that Arte Al Limite will present in this important fair.
Caiozzama has won the space in the urban art due to his provocative printings arranged on the most popular streets of Santiago. His style, that mixes the social criticism with Pop, show the main problematics of the contemporary world through humor and irony. Mao, the Che Guevara, and Ronald McDonald, are some of the characters of which Caiozzama makes an acid satire. His murals are installed and deleted after some time, an effect that plays with the concepts of memory and impermanence.
Graduated from esthetic in the Pontificia Universidad Catolica University, Paula Ceroni has made an incursion on different expressive paths until she found her own language. The works of this artist are manifested after a deep reflection, which resulted from the visual transformation of the internal ideas. Openworks and installations that speak about topics such as music and the Indigenous people under an style that makes an incursion on the multiplicity of the techniques and supports.
This artist born in Ecuador and eradicated in Chile, is characterized by the construction of elaborated and stimulant collages. Her work penetrates in the observer’s mood by referring to the nostalgia of the past, a topic filled with emotion and nostalgia. Photographs, magazines of the time, and antique documents are reconfigured by Donoso’s eye, who once again brings them to life by insert them in a new visual story.
Alejandro Gatta experiments with thematics and supports, in a language hard to predict that seeks the commotion of the audience. Suggestive but mysterious photographs that show the human figure in twisted posses and filled with movement. Violence, suspense, and silence are some of the words in which the gestural of Gatta can be learned, an style that moves between the darkness and the light.
The city is the greatest muse of Felipe Lavin. The photographs of this Chilean artist show the metropolis from unusual perspectives that depend from the geometrical possibilities that the architectural infrastructure has to offer. Urban mandalas that play with the cemetery and order are part of the a meticulous and clean work. This is how Lavin takes the observer to look the surroundings from a new approach.
A work that uses the sketching and drafting to present extraordinary landscapes. Rice fields, woods, and nature scenarios are represented through different materials and shapes by Catalina Scalbos. The human face, the gestuality enclosed in the gesture and corporately are formed as other ofb the narrative used by this artist that decided to combine the fertile with the human.
“I try to create a speculation in relation to how each erected space accounts for a particular territory, supporting the construction of a local imaginary”, explains Laura Vernaza. The Chilean artist interacts with the conservation and photography, exploring the expressive possibilities that both means have to offer. The resulting concepts of the creative process emerge as a enduring testimony of the urban infrastructure.
Totoy Zamudio nourished himself of multiple influences that came from the world of the arts to reach his own expressive language. Through his monos, Zamudio creates a world inhabited by multifaceted characters. All he needs is a pencil and a surface to create this main characters, protagonists of stories that look for the perplexity and laugh of the observer.