Christian Quijada, Lima, 1976, studied drawing and painting at the National Fine Arts School of Peru, Graphic Design Toulouse-Lautrec and Photography Institute at the Center of Photography. He has made numerous group exhibitions in Peru and abroad and 8 solo exhibitions.
This exhibition consists of a collection of about 15 works of medium and large format recently produced and were carried out by mixed media, oil and silkscreen on media like canvas and metal, in this case, the metal support plays with corrosion to reach the desired pigmentation. In this new series the artist also addresses the urban theme but obviously breaking the habitual or systematic compositional classic form of his earlier paintings, ie breaks the horizon, perspective and descriptive low flight of the city. And by breaking his compositions re-creates new formulations, similar to a logotipical image ...
About his work expressed the art critic Manuel Munive: "To give us a notion of urban landscape that was imposed over the architectural and social chaos of Lima, Christian Quijada had to move away from the center of the city in search of the place from which make a comprehensive look. By increasing the distance found, finally, the hidden harmony of a city skyline we recognize, thanks to his paintings, as a living landscape with a horizon and a promising sky, something neither painting nor photography, and printmaking they had managed independently and he obtained combining these three disciplines (...) By urban panoramic photograph chosen caught; by silkscreen engraved moved this concise, recreating, the jiggling, replicate and juxtapose, and with oil, breathed an atmosphere that perspective, freeing it from the ephemeral temporality of monochrome photographic data, thereby providing it with 'imaginability' (... ) the paradox of this process is that the absolute absence of the human figure -of transeúnte- determines to a large extent, the likelihood of these urban visions. "