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In the spirit of Linus Galleries theme “Political Statements” exhibition, my artworks highlight the ‘first’ and often over looked September 11 – the Chilean military coup in 1973 that brought Augusto Pinochet to power and heralded a dark chapter in my home country’s history.
Soldiers in uniform are set upon a grid of gestural drips. The textured “background” weaves and interlocks the soldiers within a painterly grid symbolizing wire fences, incarceration and refugee camps.
The colors denote; red for blood, viridian green for lucrative ‘exposed’ copper; blues for melancholy, allude to corporate interests, oppression and diaspora. Thousands of Chilean civilians were murdered, tens of thousands “disappeared”.
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