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Andres Argüelles

Born in 1988, Lima, Peru

Lives and works in Lima, Peru

Overview

Andrés Argüelles Vigo creates large scale paintings which meditate on Peru’s colonial history and the way in which this past infiltrates the present. Argüelles Vigo has a particular interest in the portraits painted of the viceroys of Peru, who ruled from 1543 to 1821. As is common with regal portraiture, these paintings are flamboyant, grand and theatrical, with the viceroys posing with various powerful iconography such as jewels, fruits and weapons. Within his oil paintings however, Argüelles ...Read more