Cilenian Artists

CARLOS EGUIGUREN

Carlos was born in Santiago de Chile in 1955.

In 1984 he was invited to exhibit his works at the Center International d'Art Contemporain Paris (Portraits). In 1989 Communication Arts Magazine awarded him an award of excellence for a Simpson Paper publication. In 2003 he received a second prize for the best photography at Arte Espacio. At this point he left the photograph on the side, to start working as a full-time digital artist. From 2008 to the present, Carlos has exhibited his works in Santiago (Chile), Miami (Florida), Atlanta (Georgia) and Jinan (China) and has published his first book entitled "30 years of photography".

Carried out on a journey, Carlos's works focus on the multiformity of urban life, which the artist calls more dangerous than the jungle itself.

Extremely critical of architecture of the twentieth and twenty-first century because he considers her "unaware of the human being" with its square shapes and low ceilings, Carlos focuses on restoring dignity to the individual taking as a model the architecture before and very often he is the subject of his own photographic experiments. "My work has a lot to do with humans, even when they are not seen," explains the Chilean artist. "It mainly has to do with everyone's habitat and the relationship that is created with it." In this regard, Carlos decided to create a new project, focused on the destructive phenomenon of the wars of conquest, religion and terrorism.

After working for thirty years as a portraitist, the landing at digital art has revolutionized the way in which Carlos conceives Art, in particular the possibility of reproducing mental images that the real world shapes, without showing them, in our thoughts. For example, thanks to the digital manipulation of his shots, Carlos can represent torso sculptures and ancient Egyptian heads that leave museums and roam the cities: images with which the artist wants to emphasize the tendency, in the 21st century, to give more importance to finds and objects than to human relationships.

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