NATALIA AROS

 

Natalia Aros is a chilean artist, she lives and works in London, U.K. She graduated as an artist at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with Evolutionary Psychology, Psychoplastics and Art Therapy studies. She has worked as academic assistant in undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught at the Art School and the Psychology School of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Her main focus has developed in guiding artwork creation processes at the Artwork Production Studio, guiding degree thesis and developing Psichoplastics sessions. Previous to her art programme, she studied Architecture for two years where she acquired her aesthetics taste and interest for the city, for public space and the inhabitant.

 

Creative processes and symbolic image production are the main interests that give shape to her work. In it, through a process without a preconception of a final result and spontaneous-expressive gestures, she represents mental images related with her immediate day-to-day urban context. Free of doing and undoing images, she manages to symbolize the overlapping fragmentary nature of the human

mind and its relationship with emotional experiences occurring at conscious and unconscious levels. The elaboration consists of mixed techniques and materials, mainly implemented in industrial uses reapplied in the urban art aesthetics. In this way, she explores different paths to express emotions, feelings, thoughts and ideas, where paint dripping, flat solid colour fields, graphic drawings and fluid forms develop the final composition that reveals the image psyche. 

 

Influenced by the Jungian Psychology and by diverse international and local visual artists such as Jean Basquiat, Mark Rothko, Roberto Matta, José Balmes, Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg and Banksy, among others, her artwork themes refer to urban-psychological landscape: the human being, the city, the walls, the sonic and visual noise, what's hiding and revealing. Probable metaphors for emotionality generated by mental noise expressed spontaneously, unprejudiced and in a state previous to it's verbal or visual conception.