Born in 1983 in Santiago, Chile, Javier Toro Blum studied psychology and Fine Arts at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and he holds a MA in Sculpture from The Royal College of Art, London.
His work focuses on visual perception, phenomenology of light, darkness and space, and its subsequent emotional and psychological implications on the viewer. With particular interest in architecture, specifically in those spaces where artworks have the capacity of mediate perception. This opens to the question of how a body of work - that is primarily formal and phenomenological - is able to permeate the cultural sphere. Consequently, the artwork allows a triangulation between space, viewer and the piece itself.
His work is in the collections of the Royal College of Art, Princeton University, Museo de Arte Moderno de Chiloé, White Elephant Bibliothek, Consejo para la Transparencia del Gobierno de Chile, Fundación Ca.Sa and Fundación Engel, as well as in private collections in Chile, Germany, France, United States, Spain, England, Mexico and Perú.