Gallery 22 Contemporary
Francisco Sepùlveda was born in 1977 in Santiago de Chile, lives and works in Mozambique, Africa.
Studied drawing, painting and engraving at the School of Fine Arts in Santiago and then at the Atelier Wifredo Lam where he explored the experimental techniques of engraving.
Francisco Sepùlveda has been exhibiting since 1995 and has spent many years abroad.
The works of this young artist are already in some public collections, including the New York Public Library in New York, the Graphische Sammlung Der ETH in Zurich, the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Cordoba, Argentina, the Bibliothèque National de Espagne in Madrid, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, the Bibliothèque Municipal de la Part-Dieu in Lyon, the Institut Cervantes in Lyon, the Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique in Brussels, the Bibliothèque de Catalogne in Barcelona, etc., and the Grand Prix Azart 2009 of the eponym magazine has recently been awarded to him.
He regularly exhibits in France, Switzerland, Germany, the United States and Latin America.
Exuberant, mysterious and magical at the same time, Sepùlveda’s polymorphous work is full of references to his South American roots and the different cultures to which he has been exposed during his many and incessant journeys. Critics have looked at his work and talk about the Sepùlveda Galaxy, the palette of the gods, and compare him with a joyful ogre with a thundering laughter, a voracious and insatiable giant, who eats universes, eats them, to better model only one: his own, unique, brilliant, fascinating.