Hang on to yourself and offer all your caresses, 2022 , Oil on canvas, 150 x 140 cm

Humberto Poblete-Bustamante (b. 1966, Chile) is a painter living and working in Paris. Humberto's style is distinctive – he uses oil to create thick and multiple layers of paint that co-exist as one on his canvases. His technique manages to create a sensitive geography of colors and forms on the canvas' surface. He has been influenced by the 1980s and the socio-political changes on a global scale of the time. Mass media, failing politics, class discrimination, fashion choices, and music are playing a distinctive role in Humberto’s work. His dynamic painting finds its roots in primitive forms, bringing the viewer in front of an asymmetrical whole. His intense and vivid colors create harmonious compositions with rich textures and odd shapes that unfold a new chapter in the history of abstraction.

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