ONLY A SILENT MIND CAN CREATE TRUE BEAUTY
ONLY THROUGH THE CAREFUL STUDY OF NATURE CAN LIFE SHINE IN A WORK OF ART. THROUGH THE CRAFT OF PAINTING AND
DRAWING I FIND MY CONNECTION TO THE WORLD. FOLLOWING THE ANCIENT TRADITION OF STORYTELLING USING IMAGES
AND MATERIALS SUCH AS OILS, CHARCOAL AND GRAPHITE, MY GOAL AS AN ARTIST IS TO EMULATE AND RECREATE THE
TIMELESS CRAFTSMANSHIP AND CONTENT I FIND IN THE WORK OF THE GREAT MASTERS. THESE ARE QUALITIES THAT I HAVE
ADMIRED SINCE MY CHILDHOOD IN MY NATIVE PERU. LINE, FORM, COLOR, COMPOSITION AND THEIR INTERACTION UPON
MATTER ARE THE ELEMENTS THAT I USE TO TRANSMIT TO THE VIEWER THE MOMENTS OF SILENCE AND BEAUTY I EXPERIENCE
WHEN ENGAGED WITH MY WORK. THE DRAMA BETWEEN LIGHT AND SHADOW GIVES LIFE TO MY SUBJECTS AND INFUSES THEM
WITH A REALITY OF THEIR OWN. THE PROCESS OF ART MAKING IS LIKE A MIRROR THAT REFLECTS OUR OWN IMAGE WHEN WE
LOOK UPON IT. I HOPE THAT MY PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS REFLECT MY INTENTIONS OF SHARING A SPECIAL MOMENT WITH
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I was born in the Andes Mountains of Peru in 1950.
I spent a vibrant early childhood in a magical landscape, exposed to the rhythms and colors of daily rural life,
and later moved with my family to Lima.
Since 1980, I have dedicated myself completely to mastering the drawing and painting techniques of the past, including the egg tempera-oil mixed technique which I
learned from the painter Ernst Fuchs in Austria.
During the late 80's and early 90's, I began exhibiting in group-shows and continued to further my training with various teachers.
This led me to eventually contact the great Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum, and in the year 2000 I was invited to come to Norway to work at his side. Since then I have
been showing my work in Norway, Italy, England and the USA.