"No work is finished until it satisfies my spirit - I must find harmony, color and form."
One of NOVICA's most popular artists, Teodoro Reque Liza's formation as a painter is the result of continuous practice of the art, observation of nature and personal reflection. His abstract themes are drawn from Andean inspiration and he recreates memories of ancient Peruvian cultures and their relationships to the present. The innovation of his art can be seen in the singular style of his compositions and the harmony that he achieves through his subtle running together of colors.
"Ever since adolescence I've been drawn to art. However, it wasn't until 1990 that I dedicated myself entirely to painting, reaffirming, perhaps, the influence of an artistic family. I've oriented my work toward an abstract tendency, all the while conserving the cultural roots of my country. My artistic ability reaps me intimate satisfaction and fills within me a spiritual void, revitalizing me.
"My work is methodical. Before beginning I make a preliminary sketch right on the canvas, changing the color scheme as the work progresses. The tones are my major concern, given that they are my language, and from there we can see serene skies that promise peace. No work is finished until it satisfies my spirit - I must find harmony, color and form. Sometimes even after I've already signed a painting I continue working on it.
"I've participated in four individual exhibitions and about a hundred collective ones. I've participated in national contests and was one of the selected artists in the Fine Arts Biennial in 1996.
"I enjoy showing my works through Novica because it is far reaching and offers a chance for my art to become known and to spread my country's culture. Thank you my friends around the world."
Poised in the spotlight, dancers rise and gracefully twirl. The ballerinas are wreathed in the sheerest of tulle, each ethereal woman absorbed in her performance. With a realism that tends toward abstraction, Teodoro Reque pays tribute to classic ballet.....read more
Dressed in a white tutu, a young ballerina ties her point shoes. Her stage is the beautiful Venice with its myriad canals, legendary bridges and romantic gondolas. Luiz Badia paints with acrylics in a vintage impressionist style as he masterfully....read more
Alone at night, an elderly gentleman finds companionship in music. Leoncio Tinoco depicts the flutist by lamplight as he coaxes a plaintive melody from his flute. Bathed in golden light, he emerges triumphant from blue shadows.
Standing back to back two women strike their drums, their beat transformed into a message. "Drums are used not only for their musical qualities, but also as a means of communication over great distances. The talking drums of Africa are used to imitate....read more
COLLECTIONS FEATURING Dance and Music Impressionist Paintings
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