LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Born in Santiago, Chile, he spent his childhood working with copper in his family's arts and crafts business, which introduced him to the world of sculpting, that was changed after five years of academic studies in architecture. He moved to Barcelona in 1976 after completing this period. To make a living, he began working as a designer. And what was supposed to be a brief stint turned into 30 years of working for various companies as an industrial designer, graphic designer, and image consultant; he also continued with housing renovations for several years and was in charge of developing and managing a website for tourist apartments.
He realized in 2014 that it was time to bridge the gap between his arts and crafts work and his fledgling sculpture work. He began this new life as a self-taught apprentice working in sculpture using cardboard and recycled cardboard, very inexpensive materials that allowed him to work intensively on prototypes, as the goal has always been large-scale exterior sculptures, thanks to his studies in drawing, metal engraving, and architecture, as well as experience as an industrial and graphic designer.
After nine years of working on various collections all related to the human figure, in many ways related to his personal life as well as what has happened and is happening in the world, the constant injustice of the powerful against the weak, and the lack of opportunities for these last ones to have a decent education,
And it is because of this reality that his work has meaning. The phrase "One sculpture in the street, one step in culture" defines the future of his work and his goal of using his work as a cultural tool outside of the circle of galleries and fairs.
The space is the street, and the public are the people passing by; the work is integrated into the environment as any other urban element, establishing art as yet another necessary component for providing culture to people.
The Urban Sculpture Project aims to extend the sculpture in all directions so that it can reach corners where live art has never been seen. A way to extend culture by outsourcing art from the closed circles where it moves. Placing sculptures without barriers that can serve as company in dehumanized cities
Sculpture in the street is culture. Art as a tool to equate inequality.
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Sculptures as an element of culture in the city. To equate inequality.
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