Chilean artist Patricia Astorga McIntyre paints what she calls “landscapes of the soul,” oil landscapes that not only reference the wide variety of environments in her native country — deserts, lush forests, ocean and the high Andes Mountains — but the dreamlike inner landscape that is inside every individual. The artist says that she wants her work to “re-enchant.” She describes her artistic style as a response to modern man and the human need to find wide open spaces of gentleness. Like the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, she hopes her work will inspire people to question the nature of human existence and our relationship with our environment.
A graduate of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Patricia Astorga McIntyre has participated in several group and solo exhibitions. She says her years at the School of Art College taught her, above all, to fight against the mentality that materialism, misery and art go hand in hand as the highest form of pictorial art. She believes her purpose as an artist is to use her materials to recapture freedom, beauty and life.