Author: Guadalupe Valdes
Tecniques: digital Prints and hand interventions made by the artist.
Format: 40 digital prints, 15 of which are manually intervened. A unique cover with a wooden opening piece, part of the artist’s personal collection. A conservation box, acid-free and lined with linen, designed specially for storing the artworks.
Publisher: self publishing
Dimensions: 29,5 x 19,5 x 4 cm
Print run: 30 numbered copies + 5 hors commerce copies
Year of publication: 2019
About the author
I have been developing my work for over two decades, through the practice of experimental painting that characterizes itself for articulating natural patrimony with found objects that reflect the memory of their transformation processes.
My poetics seek out the formal construction of a meaning to the fact that nature and humankind are conceived as a single living organism, in which everything is interrelated: patterns, rhythms, and ways of manifesting themselves over the passage of time. My paintings are primeval and immersive landscapes that reveal our geography, that of our territory and its genealogical and geological memory. In it, matter does not disappear, but rather, it is transformed: it is the conviction that drives the work forward. Oil paint, sketches, and the installation of fragments of wood, stones, branches or debris that I rescue throughout the territory and which unlock the value of an ancestral life that urges to be loved and taken care of, evincing the existence of a profound reality beyond its physical corporeality.
My formation consists in a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, with an Academic Certificate in Philosophy and Art History studies at the Berlin Technical University in Germany.
From 2002 to 2004, I developed my painting at the Flutgraben Art Factory in Berlin, and later continued this endeavor in Miami from 2012 to 2013.
I have shown my work at diverse solo and collective exhibitions in New York, Miami, Washington DC, Berlin, Essen, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Lima and Buenos Aires.
To me, color and its emotions are a key stimulus for learning. Driven by this conviction, I have directed workshops for children throughout our country, the last of which was held in a Huilliche indigenous community on the island of Chiloé.
My most recent solo exhibition was held in 2019 and was entitled ‘Infinita Vitalidad de la Materia’ (The Infinite Vitality of Matter). On this occasion, I also presented my first artists’s book, Diálogos con madera (Dialogues with Wood).