Miguel Etchepare (1955)
Miguel Etchepare was born in Santiago (Chile) in 1955.
He stayed there until 1969. He then began his career in advertising agencies and decided to specialise in gastronomy.Thanks to ten consecutive years spent in New York with one of New York's best culinary photographers, who taught him all the magic of light. Miguel Etchepare excels in photography, in all the techniques of photography, and has since earned himself a dazzling reputation. It was during this period that he discovered a new path, that of auteur photography.Miguel Etchepare does not believe in permanence, there is only L'Aujourd'hui. Here, Now, in this light. Luck only comes for a moment, it is unique, you have to take advantage of it. This conviction of the intermittency of the world gave the Chilean photographer an immense appetite to exist, the desire to share, but also concretely, inspired his work on the theme of reflection. "Since my arrival in Brussels, I have been looking at the world differently, indirectly. I no longer photograph my subject directly. The reflection is so much richer.
You capture the essence of a moment in the mirror of a window much more clearly. The images are less boring, free of conventions, of forms...".
Miguel Etchepare isn’t a conceptual artist. Miguel joins the ideas of Heidegger:
The exhibition itself is not important. What matters is what happens to the viewers. The bridge between a work of art and the spectator begins with a magic moment, the moment when dialogue takes place between them".
Each person who looks at a painting creates his or her own story, forges a unique bond.
It is important to bring people together for and through art, to create a whole.
It makes the works more powerful. Each is a mirror of the other, a story of reflection.
Miguel Etchepare is a poet, an idealist, an optimist, ...
Miguel speaks to us with images, he metamorphoses his emotions, his impressions into works that move us.
113,5 x 88,5 cm
Diasec Brillant ED 3/6 print
88,5 x 113,5 cm
Diasec Brillant ED 1/6 print
Pinochio en El Circo
73,5 x 103,5 cm
Diasec Brillant ED 2/6 print
88 x 68 cm
Coma: El nino y la madre
88 x 68 cm
Diasec Satin ED 1/6
60 x 90 cm
80 x 120 cm
80 x 120 cm