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The Works of Iván Godoy Contreras

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.

- Ambrose Bierce

For reasons unfathomable to me, I received an email which stated,

This is an invitation to know the artworks of the Chilean artist Iván Godoy.  His works are mainly oils and he can be characterised as a surrealist artist who has developed a personal iconography calling out about important subjects of the contemporary world.  Godoy has presented and displayed his artworks in several countries of the world, including Mexico, Ecuador and Austria and has exhibited in the Rally Museum in Santiago, Chile; Cervantes Gallery in Vienna, Austria; Gallery Kunst Halle in Berlin, Germany; and the Museum of Modern Art of City in Mexico among others.  I hope this is of interest, since Godoy hopes to find new spaces for his work and is looking for people and organisations to help plan events and exhibitions in the near future.

The email concluded:

I hope that you will visit and learn about my artwork.
Waiting for your answer.

Iván Godoy Contreras

I was waiting for a phone call, so I idly clicked on Contreras' link.  I was surprised to find that I liked his paintings quite well.  To me, they seemed a blend of Picasso and Dali.  He can be contacted at:

Espartero 4160, Ñuñoa
Santiago, Chile.
Phone: 56-2 - 2317508 / 2236659
56-09 - 4309989

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

- Gilbert K Chesterton

A la Pintura

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

- George Bernard Shaw

La Conquista Cobalto (upper), La Conquista Esmeraldo (lower

I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system
that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.

- Marshall McLuhan

Pierrot y Columbina

Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.

- Jean Cocteau

El Amor en Tiempos

Source: Ivan did have his own website for a while, but that seems to have disappeared.  I'm sure he'll turn up somewhere if you search for him online persistently enough.

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