Maria José Benvenuto

Early Career Artist


I am chilean artist, actually living in Sydney, Australia. I studied Visual Arts at the Catholic University of Chile. One of my inspiration is the work of the American Painter Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), and the European Painters of the 20th Century Antoni Tapies (1923 – 2012), Hans Hartung (1904 – 1989), and Zao Wou Ki (1921 – 2013). My work focuses on free experimentation over different foundations. I constantly search the relationship between the foundation and the painting itself. For me, it is very important to get high quality of that relation, paying close attention to the visual signs present on the work. I have made three solo exhibitions and participated many times on national and international fairs, such as Scope Basel Suiza and Aqua Art Miami, Art Basel.