Samy Benmayor

Birth placeSantiago de Chile Birth date1956

Benmayor belongs to the '80s Generation movement, primarily made up of artists originating from the art school at the University of Chile and linked to the German Neo-expressionism style. This generation has become famous for the innovative art they produced after the 1973 Chilean coup d’état and during the dictatorship period, shocking Chilean society.

Benmayor used traditional materials like oil and watercolours as media to represent childish and playful images. He participated in the Habana Biennial in 1986, and in the Venice Biennale in 1993.

 

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