Ancestral Peruvian Exhibition Held in Beijing
From September 24 to October 15, Peruvian painter Enrique Galdos Rivas attended the 7th Beijing International Art Biennale at the National Art Museum of China. The Embassy of Peru held an exhibition of the painter at Beijing Jintai Art Museum from September 27 to October 3. This is the second time Rivas took part in the Beijing exhibition after his first trip to the 2010 Beijing International Art Biennale.
As a Latin American painter, Rivas reinterprets ancient Peruvian paintings in a modern way through artistic creation, paying tribute to Peruvian ancestors with colour. Inspired by the Inca road system of ancient Incan culture, the theme of his exhibition was the Tribute of the Andean Road. The ancient Inca road system runs through the Andean region, connecting Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and Argentina. It now serves as a channel for trade and cultural exchange.
The solo exhibition held at Jintai Art Museum displayed 12 midsized works about ancestral Peruvian patterns. These works have similarities to Chinese ones, such as feline elements and masks.