"Del Canto proposes a new look at portraiture, moving away from its traditional composition and concentrating its interest on areas of the body that have always been visually silenced in the extensive history of painting. In each of his works, Del Canto tries to provoke a reflection around the innermost part of the individual, his eviction and disappointment. It is a look at the being of the 21st century, its complexity, its vanity and the fall of its stories. "
Edgar del Canto was born in 1963 in Valparaíso, Chile. He studied Art at the Municipal School of Fine Arts and at the University of Playa Ancha in the same city. He has exhibited his work in various individual and group exhibitions both within his country and abroad.