Gonzalo Reyes Araos

My studio is my laboratory, live space and my brain.

What I do in one sentence: Philosophy withing material, images and-or actions.

Why I didn’t get a proper job: Although that question came several times to my head, I never found a real answer. I just followed what I’m doing since I got a pencil in my hand. I even don’t know what exactly means “proper job”, all jobs are different, and everyone has a place in our society (at least should).

An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: I would install an RGB filter around the sun, like this, all the solar system will be colored in those Red Green and Blue colors. Maybe we would have only three seasons during the year. Of course, this filter would be supplied with a switch to turn it on and off.

Why I do what I do: What I do are reflections of my daily life and cultural and social situation. I do what I do because I feel engaged to tell what I see and think to the rest of the people.

Artists, I have on my watch list (and why): Among several artists, I will name only three. Sol Lewitt, formerly and for the concept of forms; James Turrell, perception and thought on metaphysics; Olafur Eliasson for his ways of contemporary social engagement.

I am afraid of that humanity turns even worse and the hope to make it better vanishes definitely.

How I want to be buried resp. words I want to be written on my tombstone: I don’t know, I’ll maybe answer you when the moment comes.