Gonzalo Cienfuegos

BIOGRAPHY

1949-

Gonzalo Cienfuegos studied architecture at the Escuela de Arquitectura y Arte in Santiago. He later left for Mexico and studied graphic design, painting and sculpture at the Escuela La Esmeralda in Mexico City. He returned to Chile in 1975 and is currently a professor of art at the Universidad Catolica in Chile. Cienfuegos’ art displays conversance with the gamut of Western painting, with obvious quotes from the old and new masters: Jan Van Eyck, Rubens, Velasquez, Goya, Giorgio de Chirico, Paul Delvaux and Balthus, among others. The individuals in Cienfuegos’ work are usually expressionless and introspective, occupying a strange world of their own. Cienfuegos  exhibited at the Săo Paulo Brazil Biennal in 1989, where he received the Art Critics Circle Award, and has continuously exhibited in Chile, Argentina, France, Mexico and the US. His solo exhibits include:, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile; Art Miami, Galeria Tomas Andreu; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, USA.