Chilean artist Santiago Salvador Ascui (b. 1983) paints melodic, colorful arrays of pattern-like assembled figures and faces. Rendered with a hand-painted care, the artist employs careful lines and bright tones to create figurative meditations on color that guide the viewers’ eye along on a journey of chroma and hue. While his works are vibrant, decorative, and conjure up a sense of fun and happiness, Ascui’s deliberate use of repetition and unification through his subject matter suggests a feeling of monotony and conformity, alluding to a critique of modern consumer culture.
Solo Exhibition, El Tiempo Que Se Mira, Galeria Animal, 2019
Exhibited at Corey Helford Gallery, 2019
Featured in Vice, 2016