Studio Visit: Christian Salablanca
Christian Salablanca utilizes an anthropological approach, obtaining his data by observing the context. Christian´s work emerges from the exercise of observing that context, and through this observation there comes a way of understanding the mechanisms of social, economic, affective and artistic survival. Observing, here, is also a way of being alert, a continual state of vigilance when faced with the variety of threats to vulnerability and the body.
The detailed emulation of photographic realism to canvas reveals voyeuristic tones in Ramírez León’s work, creating a parallel relationship between her own curiosity and the viewer’s.
Christian Salablanca was born in 1990 in San José. He lives and works between Guararí, Costa Rica and Bogotá, Colombia. Learn more about Salablanca on Instagram or Facebook, or contact him by e-mail.
The artist is part of the residency program La última which starts on May 2018.