Alfredo Chamal

The artist explores with a hyperrealistic language topics of his own everyday nature, anecdotes which stand out the research and rescue of femininity through characters and objects that interact to form strange compositions, through somehow surrealist paintings made with ballpoint.The neatness of his technique and the use of a not too common tool in the plastic arts, but quotidian for the general public, are the connection with the spectator look.

His last works explore his own femininity, using a mannequin as a methaphor which has the leading role in his drawings. The artworks are inspired in photography that he himself captures. Intimate, intriguing and accidentals, the images are the previous work to his creations which invite to the contemplation of the strokes and the spontaneous harmony that resides in them.

Alfredo Chamal focuses in his most intimate circle of people, his main interest is the daily portrait which represents a frozen experience that provokes a more intimate dialogue. In the words of the artist himself: “For me, art has always been something extremely quotidian. I have been using the same tools I used when I was a child to create my artworks and that has an extreme connection with my current work.”

Alfredo Chamal – El Retorno, 2017. Ballpoint penon cotton paper. 108 x 76 cm

Alfredo Chamal – Cuerpos, 2017. Ballpoint pen on cotton paper. 112 x 76 cm

Alfredo Chamal – Cuerpos 2, 2017. Ballpoint pen on cotton paper. 108.5 x 76 cm

Alfredo Chamal – Vistorción, 2018. Ballpoint pen on cotton paper. 37 x 30,5 cm

Alfredo Chamal – Untitled, 2019. Ballpoint pen on cotton paper. 45,7 x 30,5 cm

Alfredo Chamal – Como en sueños, 2019. Ballpoint pen on cotton paper. 45,7 x 30,5 cm

Alfredo Chamal – Untitled, 2019. Ballpoint pen on cotton paper. 45,7 x 30,5 cm