Francisco Gazitúa

(March, 08 - April, 23, 2016)

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Steel and granite. 2015. 227 x 134 x 70 cm

The renowned Chilean artist FRANCISCO GAZITÚA presents respective individual exhibition of sculpture in Lima. The inauguration will take place next Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 pm. at the Galería de Arte Enlace Arte Contemporáneo, at Av. Camino Real 1123, San Isidro.

Francisco Gazitúa, Santiago de Chile, 1944; between the years 1967/1970, he studied sculpture at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de Chile, where he was a student and later helper of Marta Colvin and Samuel Román. He became a sculpture teacher of the Universidad de Chile in a parallel professorship as Marta Colvin. In 1977 he earned a British Council scholarship for Advanced Sculpture studies in the prestigious Saint Martin’s School of Art in London, England. In 1979, he was nominated professor of said institution. He was a professor at the City Lit School of Arts of London, visiting professor of the Royal College of Arts, the Escuela de Escultura en Mármol in Kornaria-Istria, Yugoslavia, among others. His predilection for his work with indigenous materials, wood and stones that are only found in the Andean area of Chile brought him back to his country in 1984. Located on the streets, his creations decorate modern buildings, parks, and squares throughout Chile and other countries.

The exhibition that he will be presenting in Lima is composed of 15 works of art mostly of large scale, worked in granite, volcanic rocks of basalt and steel. “In the great tradition of sculpting that Henry Moore alluded as South America its lands and support, appears the creator that transports us towards a complex development where the renewal of shape and the juxtaposition of the convened materials provide insights to these developments, which are firm bases of the tradition, resulting in new visual achievements. Gazitúa does not spare shapes or sizes to produce that lament that comes from our mountains where Gabriela Mistral talks to us without restraint, by introducing us to those routes to which the sculpture adheres to”. Ernest Muñoz, Secretary of AICA International, Chilean Chapter.

The exhibitions can be visited until April 22nd of 2016, from Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am. to 8:00 pm.