Patricia Claro was born in Santiago, Chile (1960). She studied Visual Arts (2006) and Design (1983), both at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. From 1981 to 2009, she participated in workshops by various artists where she studied painting and engraving techniques. The decision to study a second major (Visual Arts), after a long period of experimenting with different techniques, consolidated a stage of artistic and theoretic formation. This incited a painting and video work which lead to a new approach towards the theme of landscape.
She is conducting a visual investigation on the theme of landscape and water as the infinite source of images. Her personal interpretation of this scenario in movement is the result of a rigorous experimental study of the dual quality of water and its reflections. She proposes new expressive possibilities, emphasizing her particular vertical view towards landscape which demonstrate the capacity of water to reflect the environment.
Water is an infinite source of images, a stage of movement that second to second reflects its surface like a mirror. Besides, that characteristics of its materiality allows me to abstract, play and change its rules, giving me the artistic freedom necessary to follow my aesthetic objective. I fix my gaze on water with a close environment that fills with color, transparent water, with capacity to mirror and reflect. This allows me to work the duality between light and shade, achieving the unity of the image representing the landscape.