Oil Painting

Pablo Santibáñez Servat

YEAR 1972
MEDIUM Oil painting


Realism in the painting

PABLO SANTIBÁÑEZ SERVAT (1972 Chile). Born on February 20, 1972. In 1996 he obtained a degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He has made five individual exhibitions, highlighting those done in 2003 and 2004 at the Treccanni Museum (Milan) ,Plus One Gallery (London), as well as at the Drexel gallery in Monterrey (Mexico) in 2013 also at the Diego Rivera Museum ( Guanajuato Mexico) in 2015 and in 2019 at Benjamin Eck Gallery (Munchen Germany). He has successfully participated in New York in at least 8 Latin American art auctions at Christie ”s and Sotheby” s. He has been awarded both in his country and abroad, highlighting his prize at the Palais De Glace of the Biennial of Sacred Art of Buenos Aires (Argentina). He has also participated three times in the final selection of the MEAM contest of the museum of figurative arts in Barcelona (Spain) where he has a work in permanent exhibition. In 1998 he won the Fondart Award from the Government of Chile. In 2002 he obtained a postgraduate scholarship at the Arauco Academy taking classes with the Chilean painter Guillermo Muñoz-vera and later becoming part of the academics of that Academy. In 2003 he obtained a scholarship from the Complutense University of Madrid as a student of Antonio López , "Painting and Drawing lessons" (El Escorial). He has also participated in multiple international art fairs such as Dallas Art Fair, Houston Art Fair, Monaco Fair, Bologna Fair. as well as in numerous collective shows.


Oil on canvas | 150 x 150 cm | 2018


Oil on canvas | 163 x 146 cm | 2019


Oil on canvas | 146 x 130 cm | 2019

Nazca Helmet

Oil on canvas | 163 x 146 cm | 2019


Oil on canvas | 180 x 163 cm | 2019

Red Boots Two

Oil on canvas | 116 x 73 cm | 2018


Oil on canvas | 114 x 97 cm | 2018

Down on the Cliff

Oil on canvas | 180 x 146 cm | 2017
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What do you express and deliver through your works?

Each painting of mine will transmit at least two things, one, the inspiration regarding objects, feelings and ideas that I have at that specific moment in my life. Always leaving the tale of the painting open for both me and whoever sees it to read different things, I want them to have some poem sensation, a more symbolic than literal reading. The other thing that is always seen in my paintings is my technical search, it is something that fascinates me and makes me read better now the works of the classical masters and also of the contemporaries, I always seek to grow as a painter, technically speaking, and thus transmit that joy that gives the act of painting when it does not turn out to be torture or submission to the model.

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Does your inspiration come from?

My inspiration comes from different paths, one of them is the history of art that I see in museums and places that accumulate them, both in the western world and in the American, Latin American world. Another aspect arises from the current arts, how everything is changing and the same things are renewed and transformed into something more contemporary. Finally my own life route, the readings and experiences that I have had amalgamate becomes in the inspiration of images and sensations that I try to bring into my canvases.