Maria José Benvenuto

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Chilean Artist Maria Jose Benvenuto swapped her home city of Santiago de Chile, situated in a valley surrounded by mountain ranges, for the scrubby bush lands and oceanic horizons of Sydney’s Northern Beaches in late 2018. For an artist whose practice had, up until that point, been informed by the imposing peaks which looked down on her previous home, it was the endless vistas of Sydney’s landscape that struck her.

These are paintings containing layers of information, which can be looked at and through. They are simultaneously chaotic and meditative, symbolic of significant personal changes Benvenuto has experienced in recent months. Their dense strata employ abstraction to explore the microcosms and macrocosms of a world view. Maria completed her Degree in Visual Arts and Design in 2014 at the Catholic University of Chile.

Chilean Artist Maria Jose Benvenuto swapped her home city of Santiago de Chile, situated in a valley surrounded by mountain ranges, for the scrubby bush lands and oceanic horizons of Sydney’s Northern Beaches in late 2018. For an artist whose practice had, up until that point, been informed by the imposing peaks which looked down on her previous home, it was the endless vistas of Sydney’s landscape that struck her.

These are paintings containing layers of information, which can be looked at and through. They are simultaneously chaotic and meditative, symbolic of significant personal changes Benvenuto has experienced in recent months. Their dense strata employ abstraction to explore the microcosms and macrocosms of a world view. Maria completed her Degree in Visual Arts and Design in 2014 at the Catholic University of Chile.

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