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ERNESTO ARRISUEÑO

“I am Ernesto Arrisueño. I was born in Lima, Peru in 1957, a time when migration to Australia was almost exclusively from Britain and Europe, but in the past two decades Australian life has been enriched by migration from many South American countries.

I studied art in Lima before completing a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Ricardo Palma University. Throughout the 1980`s I exhibited widely in Peru in both individual and group exhibitions. Architectural drawing, for which I had won numerous prizes as a student, developed as a mayor theme in my work, wherein figures and objects are juxtaposed with beautifully rendered buildings fragments.

I came to Australia in 1988, and soon found success in local exhibitions. My works were acclaimed as having a crisp reality creating an air of mystical calm, a world of still waters, a myriad of flowers and isolated enigmatic figures. I am content, that my work blends memories of my early years in the dry barren landscape of Peru with new visions and the traditions of my life in Australia.”