For painting, I mainly work with acrylics, since they allow me mixing layers, resulting in a new mixture each time. I prefer bright colors because of the energy that they project. I always put the canvas on the floor and paint with brushes and spatulas. I start with a base using the colors randomly and spontaneously. I use an easel for drawing and give life to the work. If I accidentally drop paint on canvas, I let it be part of the picture. I am interested in the process itself and not in a perfect result.
I present the subject very colorfully and with some distortion. My art is a representation and not pretend to be a copy of reality, because its interpretation is for me the most important. I want the viewer to feel the strength of radiating colors and brush strokes of my paintings and give him the opportunity to find their own meaning of what he observes. Through my work, I invite the people to look at places I represent with a new prism and admire its beauty from easiness.
My work is a searching for an own language, an attempt to express my emotions, a space where I can let my mind and my brushes be free of obstructions that want to limit my spirit.
Since being a child, Rafael showed a special interest in humanities, especially literature and arts. He made his first artistic incursions during high school, experimenting with pastels and oil paintings inspired by his favorite painters. Later, he extended his painting experience, being supported by his teacher and friend Nora Castillo, a well-recognized painter and restorer.
During a trip to Europe for several months on 2011, Rafael met two painters who reminded him to his connection to painting. Going back to Chile, he had many new ideas and motivation. And not only that: In Germany, his brother spread him his love for sports and regular training. Currently, he combines his love for art and science, working in his studio and training himself as a medical doctor in the city of Valparaiso.
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