|THE PAINTING OF FERNANDO DE LA JARA
Eagerness of wonder. Delicate sensitivity and exquisite recreation of the sensitive. A manner of poetry, with forms and colours, in constant evolution, from the complex to the simple. A purity of line that mesmerizes and enchants.
Within the western tradition, expression of an essentially Latin American sensibility, Peruvian, Limeña, with Nordic traces from Europe and nostalgia for the Mediterranean.
Now and forever - between the child and the adolescent- amazement at the mystery of things.
Attention to detail, meticulously recreated for the pleasure of miracle, from the visible to the invisible. Fascination for embroideries and underskirts. Exaltation of the damsel, gate to garden of delights illuminated.
Realistic, yet re-creates reality only as it resonates in his heart -in this way going through abstraction. Fragile creation, in this contemporary world where resonance is avoided."May nothing resound within our hearts" seems to be the common message.
Gallant painter, how he feels the wonders life lets him see; so candid, so seductive!…
Using brushes and colours, mostly in oils, he paints with love and rhythm; in the last years, he resorts to Greek wisdom in painting and learns with Polignoto. His colour fasting; a banquet of harmony.
There is something there like an unravished promise of spring.
Puri- Bali, 4 September 2001
Translation: Alejandra Díaz/Virginia Rendón