Javier Rodríguez, (Chile, 1981) resides in Valencia (Spain) and holds a Bachelor of Plastic Arts Education, Department of Visual Arts from the Metropolitan University of Educational Science, Santiago (Chile) and is in the process of finalising a Doctorate in art: production and research, from the Doctoral School of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain).
“From 2012 to date, my artistic practice has attempted to explore the images and stories that are despised from the scenes of political violence in Chile. Historically, and specifically, I refer to those related to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990) and the post-dictatorial situation (1990-until now). To do this, he tried to approach the cinematographic language, the political graphics and the historical essay through the comic format. Through this approach, he wanted to develop a set of works that, between drawing, the pop of terror and Social History, becomes a useful critical and poetic tool when it comes to learning about the complex and violent Chilean reality of recent years. years, insofar as it bursts into it at a moment of scales of sensitive forms that are not specifically determined by the technical spectacular nature of the audiovisual industry or by artistic specialization. Likewise, he sought to carry out a graphic-political project that recovered the symbolic territory usurped by the imagery and stories of domination, which today helps us to reimagine the capacities that popular power in Chile had until before Pinochet."