23 July 2012
Chilean contemporary artist Carlos Zuniga explores notions of collective memory and identity, and the way these are shaped by ‘historical trauma, cultural turmoil and censorship’. During his artistic process, the artist looks to erase information, blacking out words in a printed publication or natural forms in a landscape to create a brand new image. Carlos is perhaps most well-known for his practice of creating intricate portraits on phone book pages. Block lines of paint colour are applied over individual printed names on the pages. These lines come together to form captivating and detailed faces in a process which destroys textual identities and constructs new visual identities.
One of the subjects which Carlos selected for his work in 2010 was John Jones Creative Director Kristian Jones, pictured above. We are delighted to currently have this piece on display in our design studio.
In 2010 Carlos Zuniga displayed solo exhibitions of his work at Marlborough Gallery, Santiago, and valued John Jones client Edel Assanti Gallery. He currently lives and works in London.