"Warm colors are my favorite, for through them I am able to transmit the volcanic energy that makes my artistic language all the more expressive."
Alberto Caballero Valdelomar was born in Lima, Peru, in 1936. Although he studied for short stints at the National School of Fine Arts, Caballero is, in essence, a self-taught artist. He belongs to a family that identifies closely with art (both painting and literature); he set for himself a path of constant search for a pictorial identity and found in Andean costumes the leitmotif of his life. The expressiveness in his works reveals a man not only in search of his dreams but also as someone who perseveres in his quest to provide a testimony for his time. There's the subjacent scream of the Andean man in his paintings enveloped in his joys, hope, and in his rebellion.
"I got my start in the world of painting when I was twenty years old. I went to the National School of Fine Arts in Lima for a brief period of time as 'free student' during the '60s. I would describe my work as a telluric symbolism inspired in the rounded forms of the Chavin de Huantar culture. My motivation lies within the search of the mysterious past of the pre-Inca millenary cultures, for in them we find the roots of the nation's soul. My paintings transmit a personal dream that captures the past and fuses it with the present.
"I work with oils, watercolors, and acrylics and my tools are the brush and palette knife. My pictorial technique consists of a superimposition of hues that become intermingled in chromatic coordinates. Before the canvas I prepare a sketch and defined drawings; during the process of working I might modify it somewhat. Warm colors are my favorite, for through them I am able to transmit the volcanic energy that makes my artistic language all the more expressive.
"I enjoy depicting Andean people and the full range of emotions they experience within the Andean environment, filled with magnetism and mystery. My paintings speak for them in my country as well as abroad, for they have been purchased from tourist exhibitions by different citizens of the world.
"I have participated in collective exhibitions in Chile, Ecuador and Colombia as well as in Albuquerque, New Mexico (1972). I painted a mural in my country's Ministry of Energy and Mines with a technique that allows for transportation, so at the moment there's just one mural in the Ministerial Office, with a futuristic theme.
"To Novica clients I would like to say that my painting reflects a Peru with a deep and glorious past, whose sacred heritage we are engaged to preserve because we feel proud of it…."
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