Exhibition by Pablo Larenas (Chile)
My name is Pablo Larenas and I am a Chilean visual artist who currently lives in
currently living in Rostock. I am passionate about how living organisms interact with their
organisms interact with their environment. Therefore, the theme of my next
the theme of my next exhibition is habitat (hábitat).
I believe that migration is not only about moving my habits to new places
places, but also to adapt to a new habitat and transform my habits accordingly.
habits accordingly. In nature, the habitat shapes
and together they create an ecosystem in which every disturbance in the system
system ensures that it is brought back into balance. The individual plays
active and temporary role, but the habitat shapes the habits of individuals
habits of individuals, communities and civilizations.
That's why I try to represent different stories in my work,
that have taken place in Chile and in the south of the world, where habitat plays an
plays an important role in the lives of people and communities. My works
reflect the relationship that people have with their environment and how it influences their
influences their lives and culture.
Some of the stories that will be present in my works are for example
example: the Carmenere grape tribe that survived in Chile after being thought to be
believed to be extinct; the expedition to the Antarctic led by
Shackleton, where the men managed to survive in extreme conditions; and the story of
extreme conditions; and the story of Jemmy Button, a young aboriginal man from
from Tierra del Fuego who was brought to England in the 19th century to be "civilized".
civilized". All these stories have in common the relationship between people and their
environment and show how survival and adaptation are crucial to the evolution
of life on earth. Each painting is accompanied by a text
that tells its story. With my art, I hope to inspire people
to reflect on these stories and their own relationship with the environment.
Briefly about my biography: I was born in Santiago de Chile in 1985. Throughout
my life I have always been in contact with nature and have enjoyed exploring new
exploring new environments. That's how I met my wife at the end of the world, in Puerto
Williams in Chile, and we have been living in Rostock since 2017. I currently work
currently working in an architectural office as a draftsman. I still have a strong connection
connection to art and creativity, so I also have a small studio here.
I am excited to get the opportunity to share my works with the community and hope that my
community and hope that my exhibition will encourage reflection on migration and the way
and the way people interact with their environment.