Yonh Calle is a visual artist, Venezuelan, currently residing in Santiago de Chile. Calle experiments with painting, body art to photography, and performance when going out on the street some nights. His proposal begins in a Caribbean context where Calle grew up emulsified with the colours of nature, of the clothes his mother wore: heels, dresses, and tropical flowers in her hair. From these first visual encounters with colour Calle felt in love and knew that he wanted to make it part of his day to day and link it to his creative process.
“It is the title of my proposal in a general way and this series of Photographs entitled “Domesticated Systems” follows from it. They arose in my mechanical art workshop when one day I was painting a canvas and when I saw myself in the mirror I realized that it was as full of paint as the work itself. Surprised I said to myself: Oh, and if I take this to Photography? If instead of leaving it on a canvas, I give it life through Photography and self-performance? … Many things happened along the way, such as doing my first Body Art with myself, with close friends, and even with strangers who wanted to be part of it.
Domesticated systems are one of the results of my work that takes all of the aforementioned and develops it at the foot of the Andes mountain range these days taking inspiration from my artistic influences such as Salvador Dalì and René Magritte and making color and color protagonists. nature through the human body as a form of expression.”