Gonzalo Reyes Araos
Gonzalo Reyes Araos (*1980) is a research artist who is interested in the intersection of light, communication, and human perception. He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Valparaíso, Chile and today divides his time between the arid Atacama desert in Chile, where he hosts an artist residency program and his studio in Berlin.
Long interested in the differing qualities of light in various locations around the world, he became aware of how digital communication flattens our sense of space, in essence by breaking up the original analog waveform into packets just as a prism does light and reassembling the images on our screens across vast distances.
Using the same three colors as digital screens, he represents this fragmentation by assembling tiny bits of painted paper into abstract grids that seem to pulsate with energy as our brains seek to consolidate the images into a cohesive whole.
His work has been exhibited in numerous project spaces, institutions, and galleries throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas and is part of a number of collections such as the Shandong Art Museum, China; Corporación Cultural de Viña del Mar; Casa de Cultura de Limache, Chile and private collections in Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, and South Korea.