Chilean artist Santiago Salvador Ascui (b. 1983) paints melodic, colorful arrays of pattern-like assembled figures and faces. Rendered with a hand-painted perfection, the artist employs careful lines and bright tones to create color studies, which guide the viewerâ€™s eye through the placement of hue, rather than, as most figurative paintings would, narrative. While his works are vibrant, decorative, and conjure up a sense of fun and happiness, Ascuiâ€™s deliberate use of repetition and unification through subject matter and color tonality could suggest a feeling of monotony and conformity. Perhaps the paintings are an allusion to modern consumer culture, where his patterned pieces create a true sense of identity-less beings, unlinked to any sense of individuality. Ascui lives and works in Santiago, Chile and holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Finis Terrae University in Santiago. He has exhibited widely across Chile and Europe.