Gonzalo Sánchez, also known as “Pikti”, is a visual artist born in 1962 in Chile. He uses various techniques and materials such as LEDs, neon lights, and organic materials. The artlight allows the artist to create infinite worlds that he can expresses with light - and its absence - generating a thought, emotions and universal concepts.
Gonzalo Sánchez Serrano started working with light during his childhood, when his art teacher (from MIT), Virginia Huneeus, encouraged him to work with recycled strips, combining with acids, thinners and various materials, such as crushed crystals, inks, resins, etc., to create series which were then projected on giant screens with a precarious project, producing dazzling and magnified images. The exploration was endless, as were the results. These first experiments of light projected on transparent media and intervened definitively marked a large part of the strategy and the language that Sánchez would use in various forms and combinations as a channel of expression. Sanchez tries to ask the most essential question: what is a human being? From the certainty already assumed, that the answer will never be found. As for its content, his work has always consisted in leaving the trace of archetypal questions of the human being who never finds an answer but at the most flashes of ephemeral lucidity which disappear and force us to persevere, from the language of art, a permanent and eternal reflection on these questions.
He has been in several individual and collective exhibitions in Chile and abroad: Art Gallery La Sala, James Gray Gallery (USA), collective of the Museum of Fine Arts (curator Carlos Montes de Oca), installation at Arturo Merino airport Benítez, selected by the metro directory, to develop a permanent installation in a metro station in Santiago. His work integrates the collection of private collectors in Chile and abroad. He had exhibited in Paris at the Charlotte Norberg gallery and at the Santiago contemporary art museum with a large multimedia installation in tribute to George Orwell, where he deals with the phenomenon of ideologies and the alienation of the human being.
« Geometría Sagrada»
The artist restyles the pre-Columbian culture codes of what is called "Cruz Andina" or "Chakana" corresponding to geometric figures overviewing the whole cosmos-vision of the Incas who have lived from Chile to Colombia. He presents his interpretation of the sacred iconographies of the Incas with technological means, noble materials, and endless visions.
Las Útimas Noticias : Chilena con celebro de oro plantea enigma artístico en Paris
El Mercurio : Lights of Chile, la inédite exhibición de arte national en París