Roberto Edwards - Jaime Zapata (Ecuador) # 46 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Jaime Zapata (Ecuador) # 46 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2007, Printed 2008
39 3/8 x 67 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Gastón Ugalde (Bolivia) Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Gastón Ugalde (Bolivia) Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1997, Printed 2008
63 3/4 x 42 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Juan Enrique Gabler (Chile) Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Juan Enrique Gabler (Chile) Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1997, Printed 2008
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Concepción Balmes (Chile) Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Concepción Balmes (Chile) Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1997, Printed 2008
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Juan Enrique Gabler (Chile) # 34 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Juan Enrique Gabler (Chile) # 34 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1994, Printed 2008
63 3/4 x 49 1/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Joaquín Molina (Argentina) # 137 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Joaquín Molina (Argentina) # 137 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1999, Printed 2008
63 3/4 x 47 1/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Gonzalo Mezza (Chile) # 145 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Gonzalo Mezza (Chile) # 145 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1986, Printed 2007
51 1/4 x 39 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered(edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Joaquín Molina (Argentina) # 138 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Joaquín Molina (Argentina) # 138 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1999, Printed 2008
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Julio Larraz (Cuba) # 100 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Julio Larraz (Cuba) # 100 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1992, Printed 2008
39 3/8 x 67 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Nicolás García Uriburu (Argentina) # 2 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Nicolás García Uriburu (Argentina) # 2 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1999, Printed 2008
47 1/4 x 75 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Radhamés Mejía (Dom. Rep.) # 161 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Radhamés Mejía (Dom. Rep.) # 161 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1995, Printed 2008
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Radhamés Mejía (Dom. Rep.) # 171 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Radhamés Mejía (Dom. Rep.) # 171 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1995, Printed 2008
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Ricardo Maffei (Chile) # 145 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Ricardo Maffei (Chile) # 145 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1986, Printed 2008
51 1/4 x 39 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Ricardo Maffei (Chile) # 219 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Ricardo Maffei (Chile) # 219 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1986, Printed 2008
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Ricardo Maffei (Chile) # 219 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Ricardo Maffei (Chile) # 219 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1986, Printed 2008
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Sebastián Leyton (Chile) # 2 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Sebastián Leyton (Chile) # 2 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2001, Printed 2007
51 1/4 x 39 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Sebastián Leyton (Chile) # 34-35 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Sebastián Leyton (Chile) # 34-35 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2001, Printed 2008
49 1/4 x 78 3/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Paulina Humeres (Chile) # 114-115 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Paulina Humeres (Chile) # 114-115 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1986, Printed 2007
39 1/2 x 67 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 58-59 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 58-59 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2001, Printed 2008
35 1/2 x 57 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 124-5 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 124-5 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1996, Printed 2008
35 1/2 x 57 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 47 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 47 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2001, Printed 2007
51 1/4 x 39 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 1 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 1 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1997, Printed 2008
47 1/4 x 75 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 4 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 4 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1997, Printed 2008
63 1/4 x 42 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 2 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 2 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1997, Printed 2008
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 6 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Maria Gracia Donoso (Chile) # 6 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1997, Printed 2008
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Verónica Rubio (Spain) # 31 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Verónica Rubio (Spain) # 31 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2002, Printed 2008
51 1/4 x 39 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Verónica Rubio (Spain) # 43 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Verónica Rubio (Spain) # 43 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2002, Printed 2008
51 1/4 x 39 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Verónica Rubio (Spain) # 58 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Verónica Rubio (Spain) # 58 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2002, Printed 2008
47 1/4 x 75 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Verónica Rubio (Spain) # 3 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Verónica Rubio (Spain) # 3 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2002, Printed 2008
63 3/4 x 49 1/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Verónica Rubio (Spain) #4 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Verónica Rubio (Spain) #4 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1997, Printed 2008
63 1/4 x 42 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Verónica Rubio (Spain) #3 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Verónica Rubio (Spain) #3 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1997, Printed 2008
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Verónica Rubio (Spain) #5 Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Verónica Rubio (Spain) #5 Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1997, Printed 2008
63 1/4 x 42 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Roberto Edwards - Verónica Rubio (Spain) Cuerpos Pintados
Roberto Edwards
Verónica Rubio (Spain) Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1997, Printed 2008
63 3/4 x 42 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on verso.

Cuerpos Pintados is a unique project that marries the concerns of painting, performance art, documentation and photography. In the last 25 years more than 100 painters and countless models have participated in a rich interactive dialog exploring the potential of the body as both a landscape and a three dimensional canvas. The preliminary 45 painters were from Chile, as the studio is located in Santiago; however, soon painters from all over South America, Europe and the United States wanted an opportunity to work collaboratively at Taller Cuerpos Pintados. Roberto Edwards’s photographs have been exhibited in over 40 museums throughout the world and have intrigued, fascinated, and amazed viewers. His photographs are accurate records of an organic project that has endless variations and morphs into an amazingly productive exploration of the expressive power of the body. To his surprise, art lovers young and old were thrilled and challenged by this visionary project.

Watching Roberto Edwards photograph is like watching a drama unfold, but one that has no linear narrative. Initially the actions are directed by Roberto, but invariably the models start to move and strike a myriad of poses on their own which derive from an almost dance - like ritual. When Roberto photographs he never corrects or changes the original painting, but uses tools like cropping, changing focus, and compressing space through depth of field and f-stop selection. He also has the cinematic equivalents of long shot, medium shot, and close up at his disposal. Sometimes he builds images through multiple exposures and montaging. Under the heat of the lights of the studio, the movements of the models activates their skin and the paint starts change as their bodies starts to absorb pigment. The paint smudges and the borders blend as the body sweats. All of this is recorded as another variable in the process of documenting the performance of the model.

Roberto Edwards born in 1937 is a Chilean photographer and entrepreneur. After partial studies of architecture, economics, and film, he began in the publishing business, producing numerous books and magazines. During the 1980s, he began Cuerpos Pintados and in 1991, the project was presented for the first time, with Edwards’s photographs of the nude bodies painted by 45 Chilean artists. The resulting exhibition traveled to thirty-two museums in Latin America and Europe. In 2003, he presented a new version of Cuerpos Pintados. This time, more than one hundred visual artists, mainly from Latin America, participated in the project, as well as musicians who composed their scores with body sounds and photographers who documented the body in a wide variety of traditional cultures. Through Fundación América, which he presides, Edwards has also supported the development of activities dedicated to social integration though the arts, such as the IntegrArte program, which in 2002 produced an exhibition called Pa’ que veái, with paintings, sculptures and photographs produced by the blind. Recently, he is mainly focused on Fundación América’s activities, curating exhibitions, and book printing.

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