About the Artist
Born in Santiago Chile in 1953, Eduardo Guelfenbein is a Chilean artist based in Paris. Guelfenbein graduated from the Accademia delle Belle Arti, Brera, Milan, Italy. Eduardo Guelfenbeinís aesthetic is inspired by his nomadic lifestyle and sensibilities. After travelling through Italy and Lake Varese, the artist settled in Paris where he paints his thick, expressive and colourful pieces enriched with the energy of South America. Loyal to the abstract genre, Eduardo Guelfenbein displays an overflowing zeal with his fluid lines and swirls filled with intense, yet controlled, energy. Through his soulful expression of liquid abstractions, the thick acrylic textured canvases of Guelfenbein reveal a process of discovery of infinite patterns and never-ending forms that much resemble a cosmic creation. Guelfenbein aims to create interesting acrylic texture, where light refracts strongly, with contrasting carved gestural strokes, and mostly, a full colour palette. Potentially, the liquid transformations and twisting patterns are infinite. The hills and valleys morphed by the thickness of the paint, much like a cosmic creation, generate different feelings and never-ending forms. Dominated by a commanding presence of bold strokes and riveting colour tones, Guelfenbeinís work is an energetic blend of both pictorial and sculptural properties. In fiery tones of red, orange and blue, Guelfenbeinís works evoke a sense of power and trepidation shrouded in the vitality of thickly applied colour strokes. Guelfenbein has held numerous successful exhibitions around the world from Europe, America, Asia and Australia with a personal show in 1997 at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago, Chile.