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Idyllic Nature

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Percy Lenin García, an artist trained at the National Higher Autonomous School of Fine Arts of Peru, presents his second individual exhibition titled “Idyllic Nature” in the active cultural space, Casa Fugaz in Callao Monumental.

The exhibition consists of 14 large and small format paintings and 4 sculpture pieces, works loaded with symbolism and connections with art history. The pictorial proposals explore the representation of nature assumed as immense spaces where female characters appear, some masked or animalized male characters and chimeras, some making reference to biblical themes such as sin or expulsion from paradise and incorporating pre-Hispanic archaeological remains and others , alluding to icons such as the three graces. The truth is that landscapes are settings with a strong theatrical dose, a remnant of a certain baroque principle, in which the plastic contribution is glimpsed by the treatment of color, the ease of the palette, the play of light and the atmospheric perspective.

Each of his paintings connects us at times with the morality of the scenarios built by Jheronimus Bosch, on the other hand, glimpses of exotic representations of landscapes developed under scientific interests made by traveling artists of the 19th century and at other times, maps and paintings appear. that play between cartographies and imaginary scenes of nature that go beyond the rules, proportions and compositional forms, often mythological or fantastic with the presence of surreal beings.

The immensity of the overwhelming natural space, assumed by the artists of the Romantic period, is an influence that directs Percy García's work towards the sublime, a way of assuming nature in an ineffable and uncontainable way, where the feminine being, privileged by its essence and minimized by the social system, feels delivered to an overflowing and harmonious spirituality, present from the nude that, beyond sensuality and eroticism, becomes a state of consciousness and need to return to nature, as Rousseau proposed, and with this, delve into identity from the reconnection with instincts.

Thinking and feeling again mobilizes towards a new education or process of learning and sensitivity and is the call of the artist to consider changing the course of a society of modernist principles, destructive, against human beings and nature itself. The sculptural pieces energize this idea of the transition of being and the relativity of the human condition typical of these times. The exhibition is flooded with an intense spirituality that, through art, becomes multiple in its representative possibilities and reflections.


Juan Peralta Berrios

Curator and Critic – Canal Museal

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