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Carmen Cruzat

Carmen Cruzat is a Chilean artist based in Santiago. She was born in 1987 and studied at the Universidad Catolica in Chile and her interest in printmaking also led her to study at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. Through collage, she brings together 19th-century photographs and the world of her own imagination to create surrealistic new artworks. Discarded portraits of people with unknown pasts are given a new life through these suggestive images which invite us to project our own imagined narratives onto them. As well as working with old photographs, she uses antique textiles which she hand sews with buttons and lace, paper and watercolor. She has an upcoming solo show at Casa Lo Matta in Santiago.