SANTIAGO SALVADOR ASCUI CREATES A SENSE OF UNITY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Chilean artist Santiago Salvador Ascui’s vibrant creations consist of people, whether rendered as a greater pattern, bunched together in corporate intimacy, or a private moment between two subjects. Rarely are these stylized characters alone. Rather, the painter seems most focused on creating a sense of unity with much of this work.

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While having the playfulness of the “new folk” work of the 1990s, his work is also informed by a strict systematic structure. His pieces function almost as color studies, guiding the eye through the placement of hue, rather than, as most figurative paintings would, narrative.

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“BORN IN ’73” BY VICTOR CASTILLO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Sporting cartoony sausage noses and toothy grins, the children in Victor Castillo‘s paintings are usually depicted doing something in the spirit of revolution, cheerfully smashing piggy banks and toy crowns like rebellious Merry Melodies characters. But their make believe games represent something much more sinister, allusions to the real-life brutality and a corrupted social system. Castillo’s new paintings for “Born in ’73” sees them getting stampeded by giants and running into flaming battle scenes, recalling the imagery in his previous showing “Rebels with a Cause” which spoke about rebellion and insurrection facing concepts about power and law.

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Paloma Palomino x Basco Vazko create new series, “Aymara, Valeria, Camila & Melina”

Our old friend from Chile, Basco Vazko, and his girlfriend, Paloma Palomina just created this photography series together, titled “Aymara, Valeria, Camila & Melina.” For obvious reasons, as the models are named Aymara, Valeria, Camila, and Melina. The project ties together their strenghts: Basco’s illustrative style and Palomina’s photography.

More of Palomina’s photography here.

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camilo

hello !! my English its so basic, but i will answer these questions

I live in South America, conception Chile
but i lived also in Brazil

My pictures are of my friends, trips, places and my life in general,

I use digital and analogous cameras

My photography is instantaneous, without studies, without major sophistication, I am totally self-taught. I study arquitecture and this study taught me on the photography.

My influences are the street and the spontaneous thing, but for especially the street and his prominent figures
I meet travelling, that is what mas I like to do, living as a nómade, then I will live in Spain or brazil for a few years, if everything proves well.

It makes me happy, the bicycle, my friends, the simplicity, the nature, the marijuana and the moments that are genuine and pure, the adventure, the risk.

I am a simple boy, without major prejudices, am totally latinamerican.

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