CECILIA FLATEN ... IS THE PAINTER OF " THE MAGIC LIGHTS"
Born in Chile , but with norwegian roots.
Her artworks are inspired in the Norwegian and Patagonia landscapes. In her thematic you may see the series : midnight sun , auroras borealis , norwegian mithology , arctic voices , polar transits , Patagonia Boreal , Heritage , among others.
Flaten began working with oil until now , during 20 years , a medium that provides her with the stability and desired pattern of expression—allowing her to represent properly the legends, myths and the dreams that nest in her mind and in her blood. In the last 12 years Flaten works with oil and Pigment of lapislázuli ( the blue stone of Chile ) , in a mix technique .Her work is a great meditation on natural elements .Blending the fluidic atmosphere of the sky with the blended appearance of the horizont .She captures the interaction of light and the absorption inside landscapes . It is a magical and poetic work.
In her continuous game of colors, Cecilia Flaten searches for creating a dialog between light and shadow. Strong tonalities fall from the skies, which does not let us clearly figure out if they are images from the internal sight, from the memories or from the dreams, and they radiate an abstract peace similar to silence
Her work is a big meditation on natural elements. Flaten mixes the fluent atmosphere of the sky with a soft appearance of the horizon. This mixture attracts the landscapes towards less defined and more abstract images. Her work captures the interaction of the light over the landscape, reaching an atmospheric perspective.
Her painting proves a lot of time dedicated to the contemplation of the environment . The traces are careful and discreet. In her artwork, the artist shows how the landscape may look beautiful in its deformity. It is as if one could breath in the mild air and feel the clouds coming down.
Cecilia Flaten's works are inspired in the Scandinavian Mythology, in the Midnight Sun, in the Northern Dawns, in the lands of the Arctic and of the Patagonia.
The works recall on us perhaps intellectuals, perhaps real landscapes, which, in a poetic game, let us see the magic and the strength of her Norwegian roots, always present in the spirit and the mind of Cecilia Flaten, obtaining in Europe as well as in the United States, the name of "The Painter of the Magic Lights".
Her Painting are owned by...
» Santiago, New York, Leipzig, Barcelona, Viena, Oslo, París, Lisboa, B.Aires, Miami and Dallas.
(1991-1993) Self taught phase. Using a Naíf style, she creates almost 150 pieces, with an original technique using paint for cloth over canvas, where Scandinavian legends, myths, tales and fantasies are the main theme.
Between 1993 and 1996, she gets into oil with Alejandro Lizana, painter and president of the National Society of Fine Arts.
In 1994, she starts an intensive course with Master Eduardo Castillo and finishes her studies with the outstanding painter Marí Eugenia Reyes (1997-1998).
»(1993) She exhibits in the halls of "Naíf paintings" and "Members paintings" of the National Society of Fine Arts.
»(1994) She participates in the "X Autumn Meeting" of the National Society of Fine Arts
»(1995) She attends the "National Meeting of the National Society of Fine Arts" and performs her first individual exhibition in the "La Reina Rotary Club" Hall
»(1996) She exhibits in the city of Viña del Mar in the "Mar Futuro" Hall. Show, organized by the Universidad del Mar and the Reñaca Cultural Center.
»(1997) She's invited for second year to attend the "Mar Futuro" Hall in Viña del Mar.
»(1998) She participates in the first and second exhibition of the "La Reina Plastic Artists" promoted by the La Reina Cultural Center. She ends the year developing another individual exhibition in the prestigious "Ebro Deontological Institute"
»(1999) She takes part of a collective exhibition in the "Cámara Chilena de la Construcción Cultural Corporation". She exhibits her work in the "Fabrics" Gallery, and then takes part of an event organized by the National Association of Cancer. She also makes a great exhibition in the prestigious hall "Marcos Bontú"
»(2000) She produces a cultural exhibition in Algarrobo, in the Cultural Center of this important beach resort.
»(2001) She inaugurates her own web site: www.flaten.cl called "Cuentos que me cuento" (Stories I tell myself)
»(2001) She exhibits all her work in the Viña del Mar Casino.
»(2001) December 1st, she promotes and produces the "First Celt - Scandinavian Encounter" in the "Plaza de los Insurgentes" Café in Santiago, Chile.
»(2002) Individual anual exhibit "La Gargola" Events Gallery
»(2002) She participates in the Celtic Music Encounter Duoc Theatre
»(2002) She participates in the First Medieval Fair Encounter "Festus Hibernus", Campus Oriente Universidad Católica de Chile
»(2003) She is selected and invited to participate in the Art Biennial of Comtemporary Art of Florence 2003.
»(2004) Exhibition in the Event " Women in the Arts 2004" , in the Latin American Art Museum of Miami (U.S.A)
»(2004) Exhibition in the Gallery " Desde La Plástica", in Buenos Aires ( Argentine).
»(2004) Exhibition in the Gallery " Núcleo de Arte" , in Buenos Aires ( Argentine).
»(2005) Exhibition in Gallery " Portal de La Dehesa" in Chile.
»(2005) Exhibition in the " Agora Gallery " , in the Soho in New York.(U.S.A.).
»(2005) Exhibition in the Gallery Estrategia, who belongs to the Newspaper Estrategia.
»(2006) Exhibition Art Expo from New York.
»(2006) Leipzig Exhibition, Art Domain Gallery.
»(2006) Exhibition in New York , Gallery World Fine Art.
»(2006) Exhibition in New York, Jadite Gallery.
»(2007) Exhibition in Barcelona, Salón de Invierno.
»(2007) Exhibition in Espacio Cultural Pere Pruna, Barcelona.
»(2007) Exhibition in Galería Hibisco, Lisboa.
»(2007) Exhibition in Galería Zero, Barcelona.
»(2007) Exhibition in Gallery Loyd, Oslo.
»(2008) Exhibition in Galerie Thuillier, París.
»(2008) Exhibition in Tribeca, New York.
»(2008) Exhibition in Museum of the Americas, Miami.
»(2008) Exposition in Basílica Santi Apostoli, Rome, Italy.
»(2009) Individual exposition, La Canasta Pub-Restaurant, Maitencillo, Chile
»(2009) Individual exposition in Barcelona, Galería Almirall , Spain
»(2009) Solo Exhibition Hall La Liga Chilean - German
»(2010) Exhibition Ward Nasse Gallery, New Yorrk
(2010) Solo Exhibition” Arte de Amores “ hall, Chicureo, Chile
(2010) Solo Exhibition “ Hall of the Chilean – Germany league”, Satiago , Chile
(2012) Art Takes Times Square( Artists Wanted) , New York .
(2012) Exhibition Art Galleries Europe, París .
(2013) Exhibition Art Galleries Europe,, London.
(2013) Exhibition Palais Schönborn (MOYA) Vienna, Germany.
» (2013) Exposure Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, United Kingdom.
» (2013) Ca'Zanardi Palace Exhibition, Venice, Italy.
» (2013) Exposure Legislative Palace, Montevideo, Uruguay
( 2014) Exposure Filatelic Society of Chile, Exhibition " Polar transits".
( 2014), WHO IS WHO ART INTERNATIONAL SAMI, Galerie Étienne de Causans , PARIS
(2014 ) Galerie Metanoia , Exposición " Un seul grain de riz ", Paris France.
(2015) Solo Exhibition , Artidact Gallery , New York . U:S.A
(2015) Solo exhibition , Gallery Arte Mundo Sur, Santiago, Chile.
( 2016)Art shopping Carrousel du Louvre , Paris , France
( 2016 )Solo Exhibition Burn in Gallery, Viena , Austria
(2017) Solo Exhbition , s9Galleri , Oslo ,Norway .
»(1993) First honoring mention in the oil section of the "X Autumn Hall" of the National Society of Fine Arts.
»(1998) Best Assembling of the year Award. The award was given in the "Ebro Deontological Institute"
»(2004) Award " Mención Honrosa" in the expo "Artistas Latinoamericanos" at the "Arte Expresión" gallery in Buenos Aires.
»(2006) Award of Merit in ArtExpo of New York
»(2006) Medal and Certificate of Excelence Palm Award, Art Domain Gallery , Leipzig, Germany.
»(2008) Award of Excellence, Artoteque, London.
»(2009) Medal and "Mención Honrosa" award, Salón de Invierno at Barcelona.
»(2009) Gold medal, Basílica Santi Apostoli Exposition, Rome, Italy
(2010) Award of Excellence, Palm Art Award , Leipzig, Germany
( 2012) Prize internazionale D'Arte "Vicent Van Gogh", Italy 2012
(2012) Prize speciale Diritti Umani 2011, Generale "Giuseppe Garibaldi" Italy 2012