"Sorbonne" Paris, 1196
I am originally from Peru, born and raised; I now live and work in Paris for the past several years. My first influences came from the works of the Mexican muralist painters and their artistic, political, and social expression regarding their history. At the same time my work has been strongly inspired by the artists that belong to the Narrative Figuration movement (French: Figuration Narrative) who re-inserted the figure into the discourse on contemporary art to speak about daily life with a purpose of social criticism “Painting is not only an object for aesthetic contemplation but also a tool of communication”. My work has settled its roots in the figurative tradition inspired by the muralist movement, but later it will also be influenced by the Pop Art and its flat treatment of surfaces and colored areas “Aplats”, and by the New figurative movements and its poetic dimension voluntarily absent in the Pop Art.
Today my work and my artistic intent are strongly influenced by street art in which its artistic approach has a recurrent social and political message. Following my own artistic way and beliefs, I find myself being more and more challenged by these street artists and by their socially involved militant mind. Additionally, I have received some fantastic inspiration from their artistic output which usually has a strong critical content of society, often ironic and with messages that invite reflection, political criticism and analysis of our society. Nowadays my artistic vision and my state of mind takes me to pervade my work with this context prevailing in the street art which reminds me of the state of mind of Mexican muralists and their social engagement, "The art leaves its aesthetic roll to take a protest, reflection and critical intention towards different society highlights".
I believe that my own artistic work falls within the tradition of muralist painters and their social and political statement; but at the same time my paintings are strongly influenced by the Post-graffiti age, due to the fact that my work is inspired by and supports the urban culture, popular culture or pop culture. Due to my origins, I can describe my work as half-blooded. My painting has the important influence of street art, its social message and its political and controversial context; while still being able to incorporate my strong heritage of Mexican muralist, in which the painting overcomes the aesthetic barriers and becomes an important channel to give out messages often of social and political content.
In my paintings, I mix art with graphic design which claims a strong multiculturalism. But primarily, I consider myself a pop artist, because not only do I belong to the urban popular culture, but I also find my inspiration in the urban world and contemporary society. Today different social, cultural, political, and climatic factors liven up the debate about narrative painting where “The painting that tells the event, raises the questions, the painting that offers the chance to develop a critical awareness, speaking through image”.
Based in Paris / Born in Peru
1993 Professional School of design / Peru
1996 Art History and French civilization, Sorbonne / Paris
1998 Modeling - Size and volume technique / Professional School of Art Duperré / Paris
2015 (London) “Guerilla Galleries”
2015 (Paris) “Urban Art Fair” / La Vitrine Space
2015 (New York) “Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery”
2015 (Paris) “From Paris” / Space13 Gallery
2014 (London) “Urban life exhibition” / Guerilla Galleries-Daniel Libeskind Space
2014 (New York) “Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery”
2014 (Brazil) “FATCAP Art Gallery” São Paulo
2014 (London) “Guerilla Galleries”
2013 (London) “Guerilla Galleries”
2013 (Brazil) “FATCAP Art Gallery” São Paulo
2013 (New York) “Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery”
2013 (Colombia) Flamingo Road Gallery
2012 (Paris) “Festival of urban culture”
2012 (New York) “Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery”
2011 (Brazil) “FATCAP Art Gallery” São Paulo
2011 (France) “Award Alain Godon“ / “Festival d'art du Touquet “
2011 (London) “Esher Fine Art Gallery”
2011 (Colombia) Flamingo Road Gallery
2011 (Italy) “Post it Up“ / International Street Art exhibition.
2010 (London) “Urban and graffiti art exhibition”/ Esher Fine Art Gallery
2010 (Hong Kong) “4x6 International postcard art exhibition” / That Gallery
2010 (Paris) “Musée de la Poste”
2010 (London)”Visage 56 Art Gallery & Design Studio”
2009 (London) “Visage 56 Art Gallery & Design Studio»
2009 (Miami) “Contemporary International art” / Museum of the Americas
2008 (Miami) “85@85 Group Exhibition” / MiArte Gallery
2008 (Paris) Rossini House
2007 (Paris) “AELLA” International Festival of Latin American Cinema and Photography
2007 (Paris) “World’s Paintings”/ curated by BNP Parisbas foundation
2007 (Paris) “Le Nous” Art of Life gallery.
2006 (Paris) “Trends in contemporary figurative painting”/ Espace de l'horloge.
2004 (Paris) “Grand Marché d’art Contemporain Paris - Bastille”.
1997 (Peru) “Young artists” Juried exhibition/ North American - Peruvian Cultural Center.
1997 (Peru) “The Sensorial experience of plastic arts” /Alianza Francesa Cultural Center.
1996 (Peru) “Young artists” Juried exhibition/ North American - Peruvian Cultural Center.
1995 (Peru) “National Day – Artistic intention” Exhibition North American - Peruvian Cultural Center.
1994 (Peru) Exhibition “15th August” / North American-Peruvian Cultural Center.
1993 (Peru) “Contemporary shapes” Exhibition / Thomas Jefferson Professional School of design.
2015 (France) “Activism and Art” / Making Art Space
2015 (Paris) “Etranges rencontres” / Vandales Space
2014 (Paris) “Urbana” / Sportswear Store
3013 (Paris) “Scenes From Around the World” / Daniel Street Space
2012 (Paris) “Aguste Store”
2010 (Paris) “Urban art exhibition” / Auguste Store and Urban Art Gallery.
2009 (London) “Visage 56 Art Gallery & Design Studio”
2009 (Paris) “GIE EXPERTS“/ Saint-Raphaël, Côte d’azur
2007 (Paris) “Europe Latine“/ Space La Clef exhibition curated by A COMME ART
2006 (Paris) “World and lifestyles”/ Space Young Artists, Exhibition room.
2006 (Paris) “Talking about people”/ Space de l'horloge, Exhibition room.
2005 (Paris) “The street - feelings and emotions”/ ART ETC. Contemporary Art Center.
PUBLICATIONS / LITERATURE
2011 “Post it Up“International Art Catalog
2009 Catalog « Contemporary International art » Museum of the Americas
2008 “Artists Prices Quotes” Drouot House.
2008 Action Catalog “Rossini House”
2007 “Artists Prices Quotes” Drouot House.
2007 Catalog “Le nous” Contemporary art
2007 Catalog “AELLA” International Festival of Latin American Cinema and Photography
2006 “Artists Prices Quotes” Drouot House.
United States, France, Portugal, United Kingdom, Latin America,