Gallery Bergelli

Bertini was born on January 3, 1973, near Quilpue, Chile, place of the turtledoves. He spent his adolescence in the semi-urban territories that surround his native Quilpue. This area was formerly made up of country fields, and during his youth, underwent a transformation to industry. The country fields are no longer predominant. His memories of those square, rectangular, and isolated patches of land, are manifest in his work. Man is small, may be depicted as a remembered silhouette, or is an ethereal floating figure. These figures are insignificant in size. It is the surroundings that have power.

After years of labor, Bertini has acquired a recognized identity as an artist. Painting has constituted for him, his blood, the vital sap that feeds his life today. His style is distinctive and immediately recognizable. No uncertainties appear, the steps are sure, and the destiny has been reached. The colors – ochres, blues, and browns, flow from his hands, the vehicle for the ingenuity of his soul.

In the late 1990’s, Bertini was transformed by an extended stay in Mexico City. The forms and tones of the Aztec lands captivated him, yet he experienced an aloneness and a lack of acceptance in a place that belonged to others. That experience appears in the canvases we appreciate today. There is a feeling of solitude.

Bertini’s work has been exhibited in South America, Mexico, and the United States. He has won many awards, including first place in the Salon Regional de Arte, Galeria Municipal de Valparaiso.

Giancarlo Bertini