Paz Sepúlveda is a Chilean artist with extensive training and work in the most diverse fields—some linked to art, others very distant but not unrelated to her practice. An Execution Engineer in Environmental Management, an Advertising Technician and a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Paz studied oil and pastel painting at the National Association of Fine Arts, she is the Founder and Director of Ecoasociarte NGO, and she also founded the MUA International group to promote the female art.
At the beginning of October 2022, we received Paz in our workshop for an extended Production micro-Residency, in which the artist was able to have time to dedicate herself exclusively to her artistic production, researching and creating a body of work inspired by the social stratigraphy that dialogues against an inertia/time of human inequalities. In her pieces, Paz used the module to show the breaks, the interruptions, and to reconnect the story of geological strata that are shown in a constant, as a base that leads and correlates the whole, but where interruptions and scars also appear as part of the sedimentation process.
Her current work is influenced both by environmental aspects and social aspects. The artist is interested in a constructive criticism of issues such as education, the value of women, or constructive collapse, navigating between the figurative and the abstract in a constant struggle between the observation of detail and the denial of it. Paz is interested in experimenting with materiality and also in using different techniques with its mixtures, which facilitate an artistic narrative that proposes dialogues and reflections on the relationships between nature and society. The use of the module in her work has been a success in these moments of struggle, with whose format she has achieved an imprint that reflects on the interruption and continuity between social and ecosystem struggles.
1968 | Santiago de Chile, Chile
2014 | Bachelor in Fine Arts. Universidad Mayor, Chile
2012 | Execution Engineer in Environmental Management. Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile
1993 | Painting. Sociedad Nacional de Bellas Artes, Palacio La Alhambra, Chile
1990 | Advertising Technician. Instituto Itesa, Chile
2022 | 100 Gallos para Recoleta. Sala Quinta Bella, Corporación Cultural de Recoleta, Chile
2021 | Solo Pintura Ahora. Universidad de Caldas, Colombia
2020 | Pulsiones Femeninas. Galería Espacio cinco 33, Bogotá, Colombia
2019 | Mujeres Azules. Biblioteca de Santiago, Santiago, Chile
2017 | Polaridad de Recursos. Corporación Cultural de la Reina, Casona Nemesio Antúnez, Santiago, Chile