Lobsang Durney is a contemporary Chilean artist currently residing in Barcelona, Spain. His post-apocalyptic, surreal art evokes the scenes of his native Valparaiso, Chile. His art is highly cinematic with individual frames taken out of a sci-fi movie with its biomechanical contraptions and tiny creatures from the Mad Max worlds living within them.
My experience with art begins since I was a child. Encouraged by my mother and influenced by my father, a painter and screen-printer, I started working early in our advertising workshop. I went from being an apprentice to an active collaborator in the creation of graphic pieces, which made me learn this trade and take interest in painting, advertising graphics and reproduction techniques.
In my teenage years, I won multiple painting competitions, and this recognition motivated me to stay the course. I studied architecture in Federico Santa María Technical University in Valparaiso, Chile. I wanted to learn how to combine the creative capacity of art and scientific knowledge, two commonly distinct and distanced areas. The use of digital tools identify my work, so I became familiar with the new techniques of representation, without abandoning traditional painting. I had the opportunity to give workshops and talks at prestigious universities in Chile. I have developed four important exhibitions to date, which are mostly related to the port city of Valparaíso, where I lived for many years.