There’s more to Peru than Paddington Bear

You might think that Peruvian art is all to do with their culture, The Andes and The Amazon, but it is as diverse as their country.  There are many Peruvian artists both past and present that have created beautiful artworks.  Here are three that particularly caught my eye.

 

Teodoro Núñez Ureta

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“This painter moves physically and emotionally between imbalance and depth. And so is his work, vivid, miserable and grandiose, not in size, but in spirit ” -Victor Humareda

Sérvulo Gutiérrez once said Teodoro Nuñez Ureta:

His strokes are feverish, dislocated, calligraphers, of a language, plastic of particular grammar, in which all the norms of logic are run over and imposed by a proper, instinctive, enlightened order.

To understand his art I will mention his appreciation of art and society “I have never believed in an art isolated from the reality that surrounds it and determines it, nor in a painting that pretends to ignore, as it is the impulse, the medium and the end of everything universal art “……. Read more

ÁLVARO SUÁREZ VÉRTIZ

 

Don Quijote y Sancho acercándose a los molinos de viento

As a child he began strict artistic training in an art academy directed by his father, Germán Suárez Vértiz, who was twice the Director of the National School of Fine Arts. Throughout his career, his style was constantly evolving. Through his experimentation, Alvaro eventually created a new style, self-described as “Garabaticista”, which requires a great deal of color and brushing. His work has been published in different art magazines in Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan among other countries.

Fernando de Szyszlo

Fernando de Szyszlo (3)

Fernando de Szyszlo is a Peruvian painter and sculpter who was an important figure in advancing abstract art in Latin America. Born in Lima, Peru in 1925, he spent many of his formative artistic years in Europe, where he met founding members of the surrealist movement like Andre Breton. He is best known for his use of pre-Columbian imagery in his red paintings. Szyszlo’s art is an attempt at reinventing Surrealist themes in a Latin American context, concerned more with feelings connected to indigenous mysticism than artistic conceit.

To read about other great Peruvian artists follow this link which is the source of some of the text.

 

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Author: James Presley

I am an artist and I love it. What do I have to do to live from what I love? I'm not dying or cutting me bloody ear off, that's for sure.

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