Biography

I was born in 1983, and I always liked to draw, since I was very little. During my grade school I drew mostly comics, influenced by the cartoons I watched on TV. Later in high school I started drawing realistic portraits in graphite and sanguine pencils. During that time I got interested in music and sciences too, which led me to enter the program of Pharmacy at the Universidad de Chile, graduating in 2008.

During this period of my life there was not a lot of art. Science took most of my interest, to the point that immediately after I finished I started in the Chemistry Ph.D. program at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It was during this period that my interest in drawing reemerges with real strength, making realistic portraits in graphite, charcoal, pastel and color pencils, as a hobby. By the end of 2013 I finished my Ph.D. and when I returned to Chile, I learned oil painting. In the following years, my love for art finally triumphs and now I can promote my art in a professional way. At present I am doing my art alongside my postdoctoral research (University of Chile).

My interest for music has left a number of compositions you can listen to in my SoundCloud, and my time in the academic world has left a number of scientific publications.

I am a self-taught visual artist, based in Santiago, Chile. My works are mainly figurative, between realistic and surreal. I like the beauty of human figure, faces and the beauty of the Chilean landscapes, especially those of its Southern region. Occasionally I do abstract work. I accept commissioned jobs, both portraits and landscapes.

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