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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Sebastián Picker

Sebastián Picker










Sebastian Picker, a native of Santiago, Chile who fled his homeland during the reign of dictator Pinochet, uses his art to explore a range of socio-political issues. His works on canvas and paper often parody power, pomposity, and the folly of corrupt leadership in government, church, and business. Picker has been strongly influenced by Pinochet's political reign of terror, as well as time that the artist spent in Rome studying cartooning under Paulo DiGirolamo. Now living in Guadalajara, Mexico, Picker has exhibited his work in galleries and museums throughout Europe and the Americas, including the Galeria de Arte Nacional and Museo Carlos Cruz Diez in Caracas, Venezuela; Optica Gallery in Montreal, Canada; Galeria Skandia in Bogota, Columbia; Galeria 1-2-3, in Escultura, San Salvador; Kunstamt Kreutzberg in Berlin, Germany; Galeria D'Art Mestral in L'Escala, Spain; and Centre Culturel de Villeparisis in Paris, France. In the United States, his work has been exhibited at the Turner Carroll Gallery in Sante Fe, New Mexico; Arden Gallery in Boston; The Artist's Museum in Washington, D.C.; Federal Reserve Bank in Boston; Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, Ohio; and Brewster Arts Ltd. in New York, among many others. His work is in the collections of the Albuquerque Museum, in Albuquerque, New Mexico; El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe in Sante Fe, New Mexico; the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California; and the Fundacio Vila Casas in Barcelona, Spain.



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3 comments:

zoe said...

these are excellent! the little guys have so much character...such interesting stories inside each one.

J(a)-(z)z said...

You are right Zoe. Is an excellent work!
There are more instruments, besides writing, to make criticism ...

zoe said...

yes, and without being ugly. that is the trick...

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