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Hans Barrera

1977
Santiago, Chile

2 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Hans Barrera

Sunshine

2022

183 x 122cm

5800,00 €

Line in the time

2022

183 x 122cm

5800,00 €

I was born in Santiago de Chile on October 8, 1977 in a family of 4 siblings. Due to my parents' work, we grew up in the Manuel Foster Astronomical Observatory of the Catholic University of Chile, a wonderful place located in the Metropolitan Park of Santiago, a territory full of vegetation and nature in the middle of the city. Since I was a child I was immersed in science, the stars and the environment that determined in part what I am today. I love the arts, the universe and nature.
In my adolescence, after leaving school, I enjoyed walking in museums and contemplated for hours the paintings and sculptures of different national and international artists. There I discovered the beauty of art and the immensity of artists in the world.
Given my ability with Plastic Arts, I began my training at the National Museum of Fine Arts, the main center for the dissemination of visual arts in Chile. In the year 2000 I took drawing, sculpture, oil and acrylic workshops for three years. In 2004 I continued with courses of human figures and shadows at the Extension Center of the Catholic University.                                                                               
From the beginning my works were inspired by the Chilean Visual Artist Mario Toran, who made the mural "Visual memory of a nation", located in the Universidad de Chile station of the Santiago subway. His great work gave me to know what an artist can be and how he can contribute to society.
My childhood experiences are very influential and important to me. I create works that are embodied in my memory and the environment where I have lived in the Manuel Foster Observatory for 44 years. This place was operational as a place of observation until the 1990s but is still in force as a Museum of which I am currently in charge. 
The sky and its stars are reflected in every painting I make, with its colors, constellations and variations. There is an infinity of stellar processes that make each image different and motivate me to make creations that reflect the magnificence of the universe and its celestial bodies. The stellar plates are a main support to capture every detail I observe, which are unique and unrepeatable pieces, and are used in each of my works.
Another source of inspiration for me are the beautiful and memorable landscapes of my country. Since I have traveled with my wife through the different regions of Chile, I find in each place an explosion of colors as diverse as postcards, with its landscapes, foliage, grasslands, seas, volcanoes, salt flats, deserts, glaciers, geysers and I hope to continue building my story as an artist through my experiences in these beautiful places and others around the world.

EXHIBITIONS
2000-Present Various Exhibitions in Chile.
2022 SALE USA, distribution of original works of art throughout North America by Art Imports Inc. USA in collaboration with the Chilean company SOUTH TRIP GALLERY.
2022 SALE SOUTH KOREA, distribution of digital artworks by the company BITGLIM South Korea.
Coming Soon Presentation at Art Shopping-Paris, France by South Trip Art Gallery.