Carlos Davila, Peruvian

Carlos Davila

Born and educated in Lima, Peru, Carlos Davila comes from a family of artists. After receiving his MFA from La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, he participated in the reconstruction of the 1,500 year-old Pre-Colombian city of Chan-Chan in northern Peru. Prior to emigrating to the United States, Davila spent time exhibiting in and traveling around Europe. He lived for many years in New York City where he attended Pratt Graphic Center and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. He currently lives and works in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
"When I look at a work of art by Carlos Davila, the first quality that I see is clarity. A definiteness, a clearness of statement emerges from each work, implicit in the handling of rectangles, circles, curved and straight lines. The images are abstract; they are thought out; they are enriched by subtle, vibrant color.

"What do they communicate? It is a message more individual than geometric, a message from the mind and hand of the artist, saying with assurance that Carlos Davila is in control and can work together the elements of shape and color to give visual delight to those beholding what he creates. His paintings require no comment. They are for the eyes to see."

Richard Brown Baker, NYC, February 1975

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