Pablo Santibáñez Servat Book
Book Edition . Pablo Santibáñez Servat
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Pablo Santibañez Servat, born in 1972 in Montevideo, Uruguay, and moved to Chile with his family at a young age, completed his studies at the Redland School in Santiago de Chile, and then graduated in Fine Arts, Painting section, at the Catholic University of Santiago de Chile. A scholarship brought him to Europe in 2002, where he studied with the Chilean painter Guillermo Muñoz Vera, based in Madrid, a province where he currently resides, in the village of Chinchon.
His story is one of transmigration, which oozes from the pictorial textures of his canvases, kaleidoscopic concentrates of symbols and historical, iconographic, and mythological references from cultures of the most diverse origins. Thus, the delta of his productive river, which contemplates as its main outlets those Mesoamerican and South American of pre-Columbian matrix together with the contemporary European one of Romanesque mold, is enriched by numerous small ramifications that carry with them Japanese debris, recognizable in monsters and tattoos, and Siberian ones, as in archival photo cutouts portraying shamans, documented in the most meticulous anthropological details of the costumes.
His photorealist style, the perfect design, revitalized by the surreal magic of floating compositions or the metaphysical mystery of epiphanies reminiscent of pre-cinema phantasmagoria, make his paintings inexhaustible treasure chests of wisdom and poetry, in which the Old and New World interpenetrate. This is thanks to unprecedented interweavings, comparisons, and happy contaminations of artistic testimonies attributable to the same period, yet coming from geographical antipodes. Thus, on the background of scenic panels decorated with quotations from monstrous figures taken from medieval illuminated manuscripts, Mapuche culture headgears stand out; or, in the austerity of Romanesque churches, Mexican equestrian sculptures come to life, under a vermilion rain of cocoa cabosses. And again, from the folkloric scenarios teeming with fruits and colorful calacas, imbued with the hallucinated vitality and the garish chromatic brio aroused by mezcal, we move to the composed Chilean/European still lifes, elegant style exercises that accompany, humble utensils, pop elements or archaeological finds - these latter often the subject of literally exhibition/museum paintings, of philological description.
Santibañez’s passion for History, which still leads him to regularly visit architectural jewels and ethno-anthropological museums, enriches his already stratified visual baggage to continue to season with omnivorous syncretism every product of his brush.
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