| Artist : Francisco Sepulveda
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 Wifredo Lam Workshop where he explored experimental techniques of Engraving.
Francisco Sepùlveda has been exhibiting since 1995 and has made many trips abroad.
The works of this young artist already appear in several public collections including the New York Public Library in New York, the Graphische Sammlung Der ETH in Zurich, the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Cordoba in Argentina, the National Library of Spain in Madrid, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, the Bibliothèque Municipal de la Part-Dieu in Lyon, the Cervantes Institute in Lyon, the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels, the Library of Catalonia in Barcelona, etc, and he has just been awarded the Grand Prix Azart 2009 by the eponymous magazine.
Exhibits regularly in France, Switzerland, Germany, the United States and Latin America.
Exuberant, mysterious and magical at the same time, Sepùlveda’s polymorphic work is full of references to his South American roots and to the different cultures to which he has been exposed during his numerous and incessant travels. Critics have looked at his work and speak of the Sepùlveda Galaxy, the palette of the gods, and they compare him to a joyful ogre with thunderous laughter, a voracious and insatiable giant, who devours universes, eats them up, only to model only one: his own, unique, dazzling, fascinating.