Klaudio Vidal

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artist bio

Claudio Ernesto Vidal Barrientos, known by his stage name Klaudio Vidal, engraver. He was born on October 11, 1964, in Viña del Mar, Chile.

Between 1984 and 1990, he studied a degree in art with a mention in painting and engraving at the Catholic University of Chile, where he was a student of Jaime Cruz , Eduardo Vilches , Pedro Millar , Roser Bru , José Balmes , Gracia Barrios and Gonzalo Cienfuegos .

In 1990, he continued his studies in the Atelier de Gravure et Theorie de la Couleur, at the Ecole D'Arquitecture, la Defense, Paris, France. And from 1992 to 1994, a Maitrise in Arts Plastiques, at the Université Paris I, in Paris, France. 

In his artistic performance, in 1995 he co-founded the Blue Gallery of Art, in Punta Arenas, Chile, with the artist Guillermo Merino and the architects Fernando Haro and Gustavo Nieto. Also in 1993, he was a co-founder of the Dalmacia Collective, where he participated alongside the recorder Natasha Pons, and painters Pablo Mayer, Alex Quinteros, Francisco González-Vera, Ricardo Fuentealba-Fabio and Iván Zambrano, a group that split in 2000. Still, in the context of the collective, he founded the Dalmatia workshop of engraving, where he taught and developed his work. 

Regarding his work performance, from 1992 to 2001, he was a professor at the School of Art of the Catholic University of Chile; Between 1995 and 2000 he took courses in engraving at the Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago; From 2003 to 2009, he taught at Kite Studios Art in London, England. Between 2010 and 2011, he has done engraving classes at Diego Portales University, Chile; And from 2009 to date he is responsible for the K - Recorded and Graphic Workshop, in Santiago, Chile. He has done engraving classes at Diego Portales University, Chile; And from 2009 to date he is responsible for the K - Recorded and Graphic Workshop, in Santiago, Chile. He has done engraving classes at Diego Portales University, Chile; And from 2009 to date he is responsible for the K - Recorded and Graphic Workshop, in Santiago, Chile.

He has dedicated himself to teaching in Chile and the United Kingdom and also to his personal work. The newest is "Recent Series (2011-2013)", an exhibition that will be open to the public at the UC Extension Center.

The artist has specialised in engraving. "The issue is to affect surfaces, sink them, burnish them, scratch them so they can say something," explains Ramón Castillo, doctor (c) in Theory and History of Art, University of Barcelona in the text of the catalogue and adds:

"From his training at the Catholic University and Paris I, to his outstanding teaching in whose practice for so many years he has demonstrated a rigorous craft together with an obsessive poetics, where the confluence of the tradition of Chilean engraving and the respective displacements, from Vilches, Cruz and Millar to Workshop 99 ".

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

1986-1990 Scholarship President of the Republic, Santiago, Chile. 
1989 Scholarship of Honour, Academic Excellence. Catholic University of Chile. Santiago, Chile. 
1989 First Prize, II Biennial of Plastic Arts at the University, Santiago - Paris. Chilean-French Institute of Culture. Santiago, Chile. Bilateral agreement between Université Paris I and Catholic University of Chile, Ministry of Culture of France. Paris France. 
1990 Mention of Honour, This is Live Art. Cosmocentro Apumanque. Santiago, Chile. 
1990 French Government Study Grant. Atelier de Gravure, Ecole D'Architecture. Paris France. 
1999 Bilateral Exchange Scholarship. Project Genie of the Bastille. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile and Genio de la Bastille. Paris France. 
2002 Nominated mention Engraving and Drawing, Premio Altazor. Santiago, Chile.

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Image Credits:  Barney Hindle Photography