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En Viu is a multi-disciplinary studio founded by artists Chandler Noah and Diego Castaño. It operates at the intersection of fine art and architecture, creating ambitious works which redefine spaces through story and scale.
En Viu’s approach is rooted in an intuitive exploration of the bridges that link the past and the future. The artists mine historical narratives and evocative symbolism to create subversive, many-layered worlds. Contemporary topics are looked at through an old-world lens, drawing the viewer into an intricate and rigorously executed microcosm of references.
For En Viu, art is a physical and emotional experience – created to transport audiences to other worlds. The studio’s work is often characterized by its scale; murals are conceived and executed across hundred-square-meter spaces, meticulously hand-painted by the studio’s expert team, sometimes over a period of several years. From these highly detailed paintings to site-specific sculptures, En Viu’s independent projects span many media, with experiments in new forms continually taking place at its Brooklyn studio.
Alongside the studio’s independent practice, En Viu creates bespoke commissions and provides an art advisory service for a roster of private clients. Noah and Castaño are also the co-founders of NEWCHILD, a contemporary art gallery in Antwerp, Belgium which opened in 2020.
‘En Viu’ is a Catalan term meaning ‘live’ or ‘in motion’; evocative of both the backdrop against which the studio’s works are made, and their evolving relevance in a contemporary world. The studio was founded in New York City in 2016.
En Viu provides a specialist service curating and procuring contemporary art. From its place at the center of an extensive network of artists, curators and collectors, the studio is uniquely positioned to connect and consult on behalf of a growing roster of clients and private institutions.
The studio works with an overarching narrative in mind, presenting a highly curated selection of the finest quality artworks and objects. It applies extensive due diligence to every acquisition, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of every work, artist and collection.
En Viu’s research teams operate from bases in New York City and Antwerp, with connections all over the world. The team works closely with each and every client to curate and manage collections that reflect a unique character and sensibility.
En Viu's portfolio represents works for some of the most established designers, architects, hoteliers and private collectors worldwide.
Edwardian Group Ltd.
Ian Schrager Company
Pan Pacific Hotels