"My art is a cultural and contemporary expression. It is also a part of my own life experiences."
Born in Ancash province on March 23, 1965, Polo Cano was a mischievous little boy whose favorite classes were those where he could paint. He always used lots of colors. As a teen, he moved to the capital to study art at university level, and he also took courses at the prestigious School of Fine Arts.
Fascinated with the village of his birth, he describes his style as "Andean abstract," through which he has explored his cultural values since 2001. His work focuses on the identity and customs of the Peruvian highlands.
Cano has taught special courses organized by art galleries, and has exhibited his work throughout Peru as well as in Argentina and Spain. Yet one of his greatest challenges is the search for new ideas to transmit through his paintings.
"My art is a cultural and contemporary expression," he says. "It is also a part of my own life experiences."
Along the coast of Peru, fishing is an activity for women as well as men, and it inspires a series of paintings by Pantigoso. Beneath a blue sky, the atmosphere is searing as red and ochre conjure intense heat. Women come and go along the shore with....read more
A halo surrounding Mary reveals even patterns. Upon closer inspection, it forms part of the coils of a python. Yet the Virgin is serene, dominating the canvas with her quiet presence. "This is a combination of Christian iconography with the element of....read more
Pantigoso turns her brush to women on the Peruvian coast. Working in stained glass colors, she creates a trio of canvases in which soaring lines move perfectly from one to another. "I explore the life and customs of women who fish for a living and who....read more
Gazing at a pre-Hispanic mask that hovers in the sky, she hugs her thoughts close. Steep mountains dominate the horizon where a golden sun shines. Pantigoso creates a stained glass image filled with symbolism. "I depict the Andes converted into cubist....read more
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