At a specific period in his life, Jansana suffered a couple of violent experiences that left him hanging between
life and death. Since that time, he has been working on extrapolating the meanings and feelings around
those events into confrontations with his own varied media,in particular, his paintings. Central to the work is
Jansana´s profound understanding of painterly tradition which simultaneously accommodates muscular,
expressive brushstrokes, taking images from different media used to describe actions ,people, objects or
I have felt the need to confront the traumas of my past. Having commenced upon this route, I have
an innate urgency to push on. Using the concepts of 'self-effacement' and 'evasion', to describe my practice
of sourcing my emotional state, I have collected a wide range of imagery-both figurative and abstract derived
from New York's high and low culture.
1976 Born in Santiago, Chile / Live and work in New York. ; 1996 Starts at UFT Faculty of Art in Chile ;1999 First Price Arte en Vivo MNBA in Chile ; 2000 Moves to Amsterdam, The Netherlands ;2002 First Price Painting Arte Joven at UDV in Chile ;First Price Painting at ILS in Chile ;2004 Selected Gasco Found in Chile ; Selected Jack Daniels in Chile ; 2005 Ministry of Culture Fondart in Chile ;Selected to start Residence MAM in Chile ; 2006 Selected Magatzem D Art in Spain ; 2008 Prices of Jury Artistas Siglo XXI in Chile ; 2009 Selected to start Residence at SVA in New York, USA ;Selected to start at iscp in New York, USA ;SOLO EXHIBITIONS ; 2010 "Tarnished" - iscp in New York, USA ;2009 "BLURRED ERZATZ IF FLYMSY, or This Aint no Picnic " "Open Studio" -iscp International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, USA ; "Open Studio" - sva in New York, USA.