Fernando, Born and raised in Santiago, Chile. Professional Artist, Husband and Father
"I was born and grew up under the dictatorship of Pinochet. In my house, we didn’t talk much about politics. I feel like the subject of politics was taboo. When democracy returned, I was in high school, and there was a different environment. We talked more about politics, and we began to discover everything that had happened during the dictatorship."
“When I arrived to the United States, I didn’t speak any English. This produced a feeling of cultural shock during my first few months. It was very difficult at the beginning due to the language barrier, but at the same time it was very exciting because everything was new, discovering new places, food, etc.”
“I’m always trying to experiment with new materials and techniques. Being Chilean and Latin American, I don’t feel like my work is necessarily extracted from my ethnic origin. My work is based more in dreams and memories.”