Today is the opening of Favoritismo Pablo Benzo‘s first solo exhibition in his home country, Chile.
Benzo, who is considered one of the most active Chilean artists in the Berlin art scene will be presenting a new body of work created specially for the occasion comprising a series of paintings, collages and carpets brought directly from Berlin that certainly reflect his unique style.
Something in between abstraction and naive figuration, his organic figures, that could remind us of plants and stylised flowers appear as static, but in a way that can recall the idea of being frozen in time.
His work focuses on colour as a main tool, creating pieces where movement is both evocative and balanced.
Pablo Diaz, also known as Benzo, is a Chilean painter, Graphic Designer, Illustrator currently living and working in Berlin since 2013. Pablo spent most of his youth doing graffiti and painting in the streets, followed later by a genuine interest in fine arts, expanding his repertoire and exploring new media such as acrylics and watercolour. His arrival in Berlin led to new challenges and experiences, specially with oil painting which soon became his new favourite medium. At this point he also started working with collage and ceramics, complementing and extending his visual imagery. Benzo is also a member of the Chilean WSDM Crew.
Benzo characterises his work as constructions of what he calls “confusing and unreal situations” where enigmatic creatures and empty spaces, sleepy plants and objects, are mixed with geometrical shapes, often without a defined perspective in the composition. His shapes, plants and creatures seem to suspended in time and space, adding a mysterious touch to each of his works.
Favoritismo opens today and runs until January 31 at Galería Animal located on Av. Nueva Costanera, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile.
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