Location: United States
“Understanding the ambiguities of the human nature”
That’s what captivated Tadeo De La Barra, and introduced him into the world of art. Of course, as the son of one of the greatest Peruvian artists, it could not have been any other way. Being told by his father that the human body presented both the greatest difficulties but at the same time the greatest achievements in art, he pursued figurative art drawing and painting at the young age of seven years old.
Tadeo was born in Lima, Peru in August 30th, 1977. In his continuous search for artistic development, Tadeo enrolled in the prestigious School of Fine Arts at 18; and as the first student in his class he was invited to participate in the Quimera ’99 exhibit in Mexico, where his art is highly regarded as one of the best from South America.
His paintings are a window to an intelligent and creative mind; his strokes are the voice of a true artist. His art transcends hyperrealism exposing the observer to a surreal and delightful experience. Brilliant, gifted, and spontaneous, his artistic achievement elates the senses and portrays the exuberant and yet down to earth, and humble mastermind behind the canvas. Simple, as any great man should be.
“Daliah” original acrylic size 50x50” by Tadeo, is a vibrant expressionist portrayal of love and the arts. This work is born from the never ending cycle of inspiration where love inspires the artists and the artists inspire the lovers. Tadeo’s amazing skills bring him right to the spotlight as one of the most talented contemporary artists. The use of lines in his work is fundamental from the colorful patterns that make up his landscapes to the delineation of his characters profiles. The radiant colors are the path to lose oneself in Tadeo’s magnetic “Night of two moons”.
Acrylic on canvas 25x54"
60x60" Acrylic on canvas
50x50" Acrylic on canvas
Biography: Edgar Barrios was born in Tacna, Perú in 1960. He developed an interest in art that lead him to enroll in the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes del Perú (ENBA) from which he graduated in 1990. He explored and studied different fields of the visual arts such as craftsmanship, batik, macramé, leather embossing and ceramics painting. In 1989 he was awarded the Honorable Mention at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Barrios then commenced his path through the art world. A path in which he experimented with his knowledge of art, the techniques he had studied, and the experience that he was gaining as each stroke was being placed on the canvas of his life. After years of exhibiting art in his natal Peru, his name became a trademark of fine art. Years of hard work paid off with the development of a unique and vibrant style, full of emotion and overflowing with talent: he reached the full and mature art level that characterizes his work today. From then on, his masterpieces paved his way to international exhibitions.
Barrios vibrant colors, and his romantic scenes, transport us to a forgotten enchanted place: ancient Venice. His precise use of light, bring his characters out of the canvas giving them life in an otherworldly reality. His knowledge of different kinds of craftsmanship made him the ideal portrayer of a medieval Venice rich in exuberant colors, textures and fabrics. One look at his art and the wonderful world of Edgar Barrios will take hold of your imagination to never leave.
Oliver Neilson Biography
Oliver Neilson born in Queens NY, and raised in Quincy Ma just outside of Boston. Attended art schools from the age of 5 and later pursued a degree in Graphic Arts at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute. Currently a resident of South Florida he now uses the bright colors in local nature but still maintains that urban feel of Boston and other Northern Cities. He is frequent visitor and supporter of Graffiti Alley in Cambridge Mass. Graffiti art was frowned upon as vandalism for so long and often carried heavy sentences. With the new views on graffiti as an art form, he now utilizes some of those techniques into his art creating the masterpieces we have today. Oliver Neilson’s art is truly one of a kind. His art can be found in galleries and exhibitions throughout the US.