Guillermo de Valle (Chile, 1955) has been a self-taught man in everything he's done in life. He painted his first paintings at 13, using his fingers as brushes. He dropped out of high school in the 1970s, attracted by a commitment to the libertarian revolution of Allende in Chile. After the coup d'etat, he became a clandestine political leader in the struggle against the dictator Pinochet. He was a founders and vice presidents of the Party for Democracy, which led the fight to retake democracy. Del Valle created and led a non-government organization (PRED) dedicated to civic education, democratic participation and youth training. Then, he dedicated 15 years of his life to managing public and private energy companies. At the same time, he co-founded a center for innovation and knowledge (CICE), co-founded the University of Rancagua and the Complex Systems Institute of Valparaiso (www.sistemascomplejos.cl). He also designed, built and oversaw numerous custom built homes (www.flickr.com/photos/guillermo_del_valle/).
At 54, Guillermo gave up his corporate endeavors and jumped back to the artistic endeavors of his youth, painting. Since 2011 he lives in Barcelona, Spain, where he produced his first paintings series.