Artist Reception, Saturday, May 28th, 6 - 8 PM
Latin American Masters is pleased to present, Sombras y Sueños, recent paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo (Peru b.1925). Widely regarded as one of Latin Americas most important living artists, Szyszlo’s paintings are a synthesis of the historical avant-garde and Pre-Hispanic cultures. He painted in Europe from 1949 to 1955, where he met Andre Breton, Rufino Tamayo and Octavio Paz, among others. Upon his return to Peru, his international reputation was established by a series of major exhibitions, including: The Emergent Decade, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1966) and Latin American Art Since Independence, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (1967). Szyszlo is a key figure in the evolution of post-war abstraction. His paintings, though formally compelling and fully conversant with the history of art, inhabit an atavistic and visionary universe.