Selected Past Exhibitions

Fernando de Szyszlo
Recent Paintings
April 25 - August 1, 2009
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Trashumante I, 2006-2008
charcoal, pastel and acrylic on canvas
60 x 47 inches
Trashumante II, 2008
charcoal, pastel and acrylic on canvas
47 x 47 inches
Sol Negro I (Black Sun I), 2008
charcoal and acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches
Interior, 2008
charcoal, pastel and acrylic on canvas
60 x 47 inches
Trashumante IV, 2008
charcoal and pastel on canvas
59 x 58 3/4 inches
Trashumantes V, 2007
charcoal and acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches
Ronda Nocturna, 2009
charcoal, pastel and acrylic on canvas
78 x 63 inches
Sol Negro II (Black Sun II), 2009
charcoal and acrylic on canvas
60 x 47 inches
Ceremonia (Ceremony), 2009
charcoal, pastel and acrylic on canvas
78 x 78 inches
Trashumante VI, 2009
charcoal and acrylic on canvas
60 x 47 inches
Piedra de Sol, Homenaje a Octavio Paz, 2009 charcoal and acrylic on canvas
67 x 60 inches
Paisaje de Paracas (Paracas Landscape), 2009 charcoal, acrylic and pastel on canvas
55 x 70 inches
La Partida (The Departed), 2009
charcoal, acrylic and pastel on canvas
63 x 78 inches
Sol Negro III (Black Sun III), 2009
charcoal, acrylic and pastel in canvas
60 x 47 inches
Ceremonia II (Ceremony II), 2009
charcoal, acrylic and pastel on canvas
60 x 70 inches
     
Fernando de SZYSZLO, Trashumantes. Díptico, 2006
Ronda Nocturna
, 2009
Charcoal, pastel and acrylic on canvas
79 x 62 inches (200 x 160 cm)


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About the Artist

Looking backwards is a melancolic pursuit. I have lived already more than 80 intense years, lived probably with many mistakes and maybe some accomplishments, but always with impatience, with a passion that reckoned no respite.

I remember the times when going to bed seemed like a waste of time we had been granted. Of Andre Gide’s “Earthly Nourishment” the sentence “I call God everything that I love and I love everything”, perfectly describes my state of mind of those times. Never despite the fact that reality is something we have to face day by day, does one get to accept that with the passage of time every minute of our own lives stops being that wide range of possibilities and turns into an unchangeable assessment of real acts. It seems easy to say but, finally, it is serious because not the addition of joys and misfortunes, of frustrations and conquests, of unreachable dreams and of the others, those that, according to Goya, produce monsters. I do not think that there is a passenger of this adventure that leaves without baggage, like the poet wanted. We have piled up so many remembrances, experiences; we are in such a way surrounded by the ghosts of the friends that are definitely absent, that sometimes I wonder if those who were do not outnumber those that luckily still remain. We have such excess baggage that only the nothingness shall be our punishment and our reward.

Fernando de Szyszlo

Translated by Liliana Checa

From “Travesía” by Mariella Balbi published by Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) in Lima, 2001