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Seven Creative Questions for Painter Jaime Poblete Aravena

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Gesture. Space. Identity.

These are just a few of the themes that pepper the work of Jaime Poblete Aravena, a Chilean artist who works in Erba, Italy.

From Jaime’s bio: “He began his pictorial activity at the Artefacto Atelier – the atelier of the Chilean artist Francisco Gonzalez – where he later worked as a Professor in Painting.

“Between 2002 and 2007 he worked as a restorer at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) in Santiago. From 2008 to 2010 he lived and worked in Valencia, Spain, where he attended the Academy of Fine Arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

“He has participated in group exhibitions in Chile, Spain and Italy. His works are located in several private collections in Chile, Spain, United States and Italy.”

We’re a sucker for adventure and big, thick brush strokes. And Jaime’s work is filled with both.

Jaime is represented by Ilan Karpio, of IK Projects. We invite you to visit IK Project’s website, as well as to read on…

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HERE ARE OUR SEVEN CREATIVE QUESTIONS FOR… 

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NAME: JAIME POBLETE

AGE (if you want to give it up): 35

COMPANY: IK PROJECTS / ART GALLERY (LIMA / SAO PAULO)

HOMETOWN: SANTIAGO (CHILE)

CURRENT TOWN: ERBA (ITALY)

OCCUPATION: ARTIST / PAINTER

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TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’m a painter. I am really interested in the performance, and passionate about jazz music and literature. I love travellng. Above all, I like watching my children drawing.

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PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR ART:

My work is primarily concerned with the process, the actual doing. It essentially focuses on the act of painting, rather than on the creation of a painting that has been planned in advance.

My works result from a pictorial performance which is the reflection of my body. With my body I try to create a language, a kind of alphabet to give visuality a new interpretation.

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OUR SEVEN CREATIVE QUESTIONS FOR YOU :

1. How long have you been an artist? And what is your earliest art memory?

I have been painting for almost 20 years, but the idea to build a language through what I paint came about 10 years ago.

My earliest art memory is probably the love I started to feel for the pigments/colours I used while I was working as an assistant in the studio of Francisco Gonzalez, a great artist. I created as series of self-portraits with those colours, my first personal art works. At present, they are my favourite materials.

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2. Who is the best new artist to emerge in the last five to ten years? Why?

I can’t say who the best emerging artist is, but there’s one young artist I admire: Andrea Barzaghi. I love his artistic/painting intelligence and his ability to bring together different materials with an aesthetic approach.

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jaime poblete, untitled 2, 2016, 160x 120 cm, mixed media on canvas

Untitled 2, 2016

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3. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve heard (business, dating or otherwise)? And do you follow it?

Walk until you find your own technique and let your feet determine which your homeland is.

This is probably the best piece of advice I’ve been given and I hope I won’t ever forget it.

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4. What is your favorite place to shop, anywhere in the world, and why?

I am definitely not a shopaholic in general.

However, I love buying materials to work with everywhere in the world, above all in the places that are not strictly connected with art.

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jaime poblete, plexus, 2016, 130 x 160 cm, mixed media on canvas

Plexus, 2016

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5. What music, movie, book, or magazine gets you ready to paint, sketch or brainstorm?

When I work, I absolutely need to listen to an album by Camaron de la Isla or John Coltrane.

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6. What is the question a person should ask you, and how would you answer?

The question: Who are you? An illusion.

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jaime poblete, profugo, 2016, 140 x 165 cm mixed media on canvas

Profugo, 2016

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7. If you could only spend US$250, what art piece or pieces would you buy right now on eBay?

I would buy an original Shunga print for that amount of money.

ebay work

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OTHER “SEVEN CREATIVE QUESTIONS”

* Designer Philippe Vergez

* Illustrator Bonnie Pang

* Artist Rafael Lanfranco

* Painter Laura Lancaster

* Designer Nina Dornheim

* Fashion Designer Lan Yu

* Laurel Berman, Founder, Black Halo

* Minika Ko, KOVASKY

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