Artist: Cristobal Anwandter
Title: It's Never What it Seems
Size: 90h x 78w x 4d cm (35.4h x 30.7w x 1.6d in)
Media: Acrylic and serigraph on canvas
Frame: This work is offered unframed and unstretched and it is shipped rolled in a tube.
'It's Never What it Seems' is a new painting by artist Cristobal Anwandter, part of his ongoing series Mecánica del Accidente (The Mechanics of the Accident). In this new body of work, the artists plays with ideas that can be seen as incompatible, accidents, that are by their nature fortuitous and unpredictable, with mechanical processes.
Cristobal Anwandter was born in 1980 in Chile where he is based today. His work has been critically acclaimed throughout South America winning the first prize in the ‘Recrea-arte Award’ from the Amigos del Arte Foundation in Chile. Cristobal was one of the artists selected to represent South American Art at the Korean International Art Fair in Seoul and since then he has continued to exhibit internationally and his work has been shown and collected in Sweden, Argentina, Germany, China, Spain, Korea, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Of his practice, the artist has written:
"My work consists mainly in generating images by making two different processes interact randomly: the repetition of visual patterns that have been generated in a mechanical and analog fashion, and the modification of those patterns through the application of visual logics that aim to deconstruct and humanize process and outcome.
The origins of these patterns are varied: programming code, the geometry of ancient cultures, demographic and topographic schemes, fractals or optical effects, and much more. They are subjected to interventions typical of gestural analog painting, which incorporate a stronger deconstructive impulse."
Please note the visual simulations of the artwork in a domestic setting included in the photo gallery are provided purely as a visual reference and may not be to scale. If you have a specific space in mind for the artwork, contact us with the details and we can create a mock up of your space with this specific artwork to scale for you.