Paulo Toledo (1976), who signs as “Toledos”, is a Chilean artist with a 27-year career as a visual creator, beginning in 1995. In his academic training, Toledo has studied in Chile on Architectural Drawing and Multimedia Production; Later, in 2000, he studied painting at the Escuela San Ángel de México and at the workshop of the renowned Mexican artist Sandro de Ponte; He also has design and illustration studies, carried out in his native country.
In his artistic career, Toledo has stood out as a painter, sculptor, and muralist; Likewise, he has ventured into the field of design and illustration, being, in 2021, the illustrator of the book Los misterios de la ciudad musical (The mysteries of the musical city), by the Chilean educator and writer Ester Precht Bañados. He has a large number of individual and collective exhibitions.
“Resources are simple and found everywhere. For me, the world is a kind of canvas that reflects reality and the evolution of our stories. My creative process is born from any provocative event, be it every day or very profound, the difference doesn't matter. The relevant thing is to end up creating a work that connects with people and their contingency”.
Like any artist with social and environmental sensibility, Toledo has also expressed his ecological concern, implicit in his urban universe, by the way, which is why he is currently developing a proposal along these lines, which consists of a series of sculptures made with cargo pallets and two-dimensional works, whose support is cardboard, both materials reused for creative purposes and environmental awareness of the territory inhabited: "Saving the planet and taking care of it, is my contribution to the world from my art", says Toledos.