"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."
Tall and tanned by the sun, she bares her arms to its warmth. She strides sinuously across the sand, offering fresh fruit for sale. This sensuous portrait by Juan Carlos Ñañake depicts a woman from the coastal area of northern Peru. Tempting ripe oranges....read more
Rivets suggest a series of tiny eyes within the elongated bodies of triangular creatures. Working in colors favored by Peru's ancient civilizations, César Cirilo creates an enigmatic abstract. "This is an ancestral stone image," he confides. "It was....read more
Sánchez makes reference to the florists of the Peruvian highlands. Faces with shared features gaze at the viewer and seem to speak. Enveloped in sunny color, the women reach forward to proffer fresh cut flowers.
He holds his little girl close with loving arms, while an older child clings to the man. "This is a single father who faces the world with only his son and daughter. He protects them with much love and affection," Peruvian artist Juan Carlos Ñañaque....read more
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