21/ Sep / 2012
The “Vermeer of Chile” as Gianfranco Foschino have called in New York. The mystique that is created in the Gallery Leyendecker emphasizes the need for contemplation of the video, become a perfect frame, inspired by the unique landscape of the island Rapa Nui, one of the world's most remote places.
Gianfranco Foschino was born in 1983 in Santiago, Chile. He graduated in cinema from UNIACC University of Santiago and studied Image & Sound Design at FADU University of Buenos Aires in 2005. In 2009, he got a residency in Rio do Janeiro guided by !lmmaker & visual artist Paula Gaitán and has since become known for his video installations and short silent !lms. Foschino is acknowledged as one of the
key artists of a new generation in Chile. In 2010 participated in a two-person exhibition entitled ALMOST ROMANTIC curated by Christopher Eamon at I-20 Gallery, New York. In 2011, his work was featured at the Latin American Pavilion of 54th Biennale di Venezia. He currently lives and works in Santiago.
The use of the format, increases the mysticism of the work refers to the vertical unapologetic of Japanese painting. Foschino defines his work as a composition of layers, marked by the depth of the video, which creates a different harmony, and enables a pictorial perspective.