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Hector Acevedo


Artist Statement


For me, making a work of art is always an adventure. I do not work with sketches; I start with random spots that will delimit fragmented spaces and reach their peak moment in the light's geometric direction. The lines that divide the areas operate as boundaries, segmenting them and developing internal structures that grant more expression and movement. The light becomes the path that frames houses. Silent characters with a seductive front and side look set on top of endless female necks modeled by lines form sinuous curves. These characters usually make their appearance with suggested initial glimpses of the previous stains; my job consists of discovering these hidden images on the canvas.


Peruvian artist Hector Acevedo studied drawing and painting at the Advanced Autonomous School of Fine Arts (Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes del Peru - ENSABAP), Peru. At the same time, he continued his civil engineering studies at the National University of Engineering, Lima, Peru. Both majors involved a particular set of skills that helped Hector to shape his life perspective as a future artist. Between the demands of engineering studies and his passionate commitment to art, Hector chose to work in the field of plastic arts, where he found his true satisfaction.


The artist has developed his distinctive style using elements of symbolism and surrealism; he creates dream-like paintings, often containing images of long-necked women, horses, and fishes. The Peruvian art historian, Yessica Hernandez, said about Hector’s works, “In his compositions, the spaces are fragmented and reach their fertile moment in the geometric direction of light. The artist proposes a narrative tour of the work by directing the viewer’s gaze; light becomes the path that then frames synthetically represented houses and human figures with suppressed mouths and gazes that stand in a seductive, front and footing way, on top of endless feminine necks modeled by lines that form curves.”


Hector has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in his native Peru and beyond. The artist has numerous awards and distinctions; top places in the Ninth and Eighth National Coca Cola Painting Contest, Peru, and several Honorable Mentions in various art competitions and exhibitions, among many others. His works are in private collections in Peru and other countries.

Women with horses- Mixed Technique - 80
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Selected exhibitions (PDF)

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