MARIA GRACIA DONOSO{1}

I was born in Santiago de Chile. I’m studied at the Universidad de Bellas Artes of Santiago.  She moved to Paris, France,  to integrate the Universitée de la Sorbonne [Paris] with a major in “Arts Plastiques”. After graduating in Graphic Designer from Ecole Penninghen (ESAG), former Académie Julian in Paris. I took a post-graduate program at the University of Bellas Artes de Barcelona—Spain,[“From Etchings to Digital Images”] and finished my studies at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona—Spain) with  Master of New Media anddigital video on 2006.

In my work, I employ a multidisciplinary approach that mixes new technologies with traditional techniques to create images that defy typical modes of perception. The portraits I create are fragmented, yet question the body as a whole and represent what I find myself conscious of: an array of perceptions, sensitivities, biases, and concerns. By distorting and deconstructing the body, I attempt to go beyond the immediacy of its physical nature to reveal a less obvious connection between it and the mind. This process allows me to isolate a record of emotions, expressions, and symbols that address fundamentals of the human ability to communicate, and in turn manipulate them to challenge an audience’s point-of-view.

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