Monday, October 17, 2011

Gerardo Pulido | Contemporary Art from Chile: Traveling Light | Artist 4 of 5

Gerardo Pulido |

Gerardo Pulido
AMA | Art Museum of the Americas


Pulido's sight-specific installation at AMA, Lapislázuli en pintura al temple v/s Pino Melis en esmalte spray (Lapis Lazuli in Egg Tempera vs. Knotty Pine in Spray Enamel), juxtaposes materials, paint, and what is painted - emphasizing the materiality of the work with its capacity for illusion. By contrasting a marble texture made with a material that dates very far back into history (egg tempera) with a wood texture made with contemporary media (spray paint), Pulido creates a dialogue between classical and modern forms of art and the materials used to make art. 

Lapislázuli en pintura al temple v/s Pino Melis en esmalte spray | Gerardo Pulido

Gerardo Pulido (b.1975, Santiago). Pulido holds a Ph.D in Art Education, from the University of Seville, Spain, a Master’s and a Bachelor of Arts Degrees from the Catholic University of Chile. He joined the RIAA residence in Argentina. His work has been exhibited throughout Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, United States, England, and France. Among his main Exhibitions are Tectonic Shift: Arte Contemporáneo de Chile, Saatchi Gallery y Philips de Pury, Londres (2010); Flujo. Obras de Gerardo Pulido y Tomás Rivas, MAVI, Santiago (2009); Sur Scène, Castillo de Tours, Tours (2007); Políticas de la Diferencia: Arte Iberoamericano de Fin de Siglo, MALBA, Buenos Aires (2001).

Pulido represented Chile on the 1st competition of Golden Arches of Latinoamerican Painting (Argentina -Colombia, 2010). He has also received numerous scholarships and awards such as the AMA (Chile, 2008); Fondart, CNCA (Chile, 2006); Scholarship MAE, AECI (Spain, 2005-2003).  He has published several essays on art and is the Co-editor of Index, Paper Art and Criticism (2001-1997, Chile). Pulido teaches at the UC Art Schools from the Universidad del Desarrollo and Universidad Diego Portales.

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