Praxis Prints is is thrilled to present this exclusive collection of silkscreens by the renowned Peruvian artist, Fernando de Szyszlo.
De Szyszlo is best known for his use of pre-Columbian imagery in his earthen-red paintings. De Szyszlo’s art is an attempt at reinventing Surrealist themes in a Latin American context, concerned with more feelings connected to indigenous mysticism than artistic conceit.
Born on July 5, 1925 in Lima, Peru, he went on to study art at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru after abandoning his initial studies in architecture. The artist spent time traveling throughout Europe as a young man, meeting the Surrealist poets Octavio Paz and André Breton. De Szyszlo’s work is now in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Arequipa in Peru, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. He lives and works in Lima, Peru.
The works were created in 1989, at Praxis Prints' workshop in Buenos Aires, in collaboration with de Szyszlo and our silkscreen artists. These spectacular pieces were made with more than 30 screens each, on 100% acid free French paper, in editions of less than 220 numbered copies, each signed and numbered by the artist in pencil.
Founded in 1981, Praxis Prints Department has an exclusive collection of over one thousand original silkscreens by outstanding established and emerging Latin American artists.
Silk screening is an original for of art known as 'multiple art'. it is conceived by the artist, who works with our silk screeners in our workshop to produce magnificent works, each one signed and numbered by the author, which gives it a special and unique value together with the certificate of authenticity issued by Praxis.