Born in Nov. 11, 1911, Chile (deceased Nov. 23, 2002),
a son of Spain
Architect, Catholic University Santiago
In 1935, he left to Paris and started working at
"Le Corbusier Atelier". In 1936, when he
acquainted with Marcel Ducham, left his job and the
atelier and started designing. Gordon Onslow Ford, his
friend, has told about his designs in this period:
"Un-expected Spaces, full of Woven Body,
Disturbed Architecture and Supernatural Plants".
Later, when he acquainted with Andre Breton, he became
more close to Surrealist movement. His first painting
was created in 1938.
He has leant Incas, Aztec and Maya cultures in Mexico,
Jose Marti in Lisbon, Surrealism in Paris and he art
was completed in Paris and New York. He knew Spanish,
French and English and he has lived in Paris, New
York, London and Rome.
In 1938-39, he has created two collections:
"Psychological Morphologies" and
In 1939, he traveled to United States and resided in
Maine; this made a great change in his works and indeterminate
His travel to Mexico, in 1941, and the intact nature
of it creates some kind of volcanoes and galaxies,
shaping and bursting, in his new works. Later, he used
some elements as water, fire, stone, space, time and
movement in his paintings.
His "Abstract Surrealism" works were created
during 1943-45, which were rooted from the Surrealism
of Marcel Ducham. Later, "New York School"
was created by Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollack
upon this experience.
On Nov. 23, 2002, Chile announced 3 days National