For me, the most alluring aspect of studying art is discovering new, unknown before pieces and their creators. I don’t mean here the younger generation (the so-called Young Art) but mature artists. One of such discoveries of mine is Christian Verhelst – a splendid Belgian artist, whom you won’t find in history of art books. Self-taught? No. In the .
Contemporary Peruvian art is dominated by figurative painting. However, there is a parallel development of abstract art, initiated by Fernando de Szyszlo – a famous painter born in Lima, whose father was a polish geographer. Szyszlo, fascinated with surrealism and cubism, quickly shaped his own distinctive style. Fascination with European avantgarde can be also traced in the art of .