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Cristian Diez Sanchez
Visual artist

Cristian Diez Sanchez

Visual artist


Cristian Diez-Sanchez. Born in Santiago/Chile, began very young working in a family arts craft business and continued studies on architecture; moved in 1976 to Barcelona/Spain; worked as industrial designer for 30 years mixed with graphic designer/image consultant, home renovation and development of website for tourist apartment.
In 2014, looked back to the arts craft workshop and decided to pick up back sculpture. Now at 2022, after these years of working on studies and prototypes, has big plans for the future as his interest in big sculptures for parks, outdoor spaces and public areas where the viewer can inte-ract directly with the work done.
The leitmotif of the work realized in these years focuses on the human figure, the way in which he expresses himself, his movements and how he relates to his environment, often related to the confrontation between him and his environment that always leads to violence, the repression and the cruelty of power against the people that is repeated cyclically in history. Isolation and loneliness, lack of dialogue and misunderstanding are recurring themes expressed in the work that goes in series that follow one another or are intertwined in time.
The concept of Arte Povera is linked to the work carried out with the use of basic materials and tools and related also to the concept of Minimalism simplifying the figure to its limits and achieving a strong expression with minimal elements.
Even though the work is completely defined by these two concepts, two others can be added; Brutalism through the expressive violence that the works, reduced to their minimum expression, manage to extract from the creative base within. The simpler the figure, the cruder the reality it expresses, without traps or veils. The idea of going to the base removing everything that could be superfluous, a constant in the work, has appeared even more clearly in recent series where the only material used is bare cardboard.
And Rationalism because nothing that has been done has been improvised; the different stages have been developed to build on them the following steps. They are all steps that need con-stant planning and organization without leaving anything to chance.
As for the work done, the theme varies constantly since it is a way of constantly forcing the ima-gination, with the need to have several projects in a row waiting to be developed when one is finished without interruption; or even develop two or three different projects at the same time to keep your mind always working. Where the passion is, there must be work and more work.
Within all these variables, the human figure is the center of the work and the human being and his ability or not to relate to others is the constant that relates everything. Expressed in diffe-rent states of abstraction and in different ways of relating to others, solitude being a constant that ends up giving order to the entire work.
The work that continued to move between the values of decomposition, loneliness and move-ment in a moment of personal confinement, prior to the pandemic, opens as a reaction against Covid to new personal ideas and a different vision of work adding values of movement and exercise, to fight against the stagnation in the pandemic. Dancing and training become healing motifs. Exercise of cleansing of mind and body and of movement, related to music, functioning as a personal instrument and also as a way of relating to others by sharing experiences


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