"I try to transmit the concept that there are beautiful things all around us that often we never even notice. We see them only when we look more closely.""I was born in Espinar, in Cuzco, on September 27, 1967. I lived there with my parents until I finished junior high school. They weren't artists, but they always supported me in all my decisions, and they guided me on the right path in life.
"After junior high, I moved to Arequipa, where I studied painting techniques in the regional School of Fine Arts from 1987 to 1988. When I realized this was what I wanted to do with my life, I made the somewhat radical decision to move to Lima for more intensive studies in painting. I studied at the Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes del Perú from 1989 until 1993.
"Little by little, I discovered my artistic origins. When I was around 15, and I'd draw landscapes by the hour, I was never bored. To the contrary, I found it so relaxing that I never wanted to stop.
"At an early age, I realized I liked to paint, but I didn't decide to dedicate myself to this art until I was 19 or 20, and was attending art school in Arequipa. I knew it could be very difficult to make a living and, at first, it was.
"One of my favorite hobbies is to visit places that open my mind to the artistic, that is, places that inspire me to paint them.
"My most immediate description of my work is abstraction in forms and colors, although, I don't work in a purely abstract style because I can also paint in a realistic manner for people who appreciate that kind of art. However, my youth was marked by realistic work, such as different kinds of vehicles. When I became interested in the fine arts, I painted landscapes and interesting kinds of transportation, and this transformed my sketchbooks. Thanks to the grace of intuition, I exteriorized the essence of the beautiful things around me in my work.
"The beauty around me still motivates me. And this is the most difficult task of the artist – to capture these ideas in a painting that permits the viewer to see these same ideas and thus create a relationship with the artist.
"I try to transmit the concept that there are beautiful things all around us that often we never even notice. We see them only when we look more closely."
Adolfo C'colque has exhibited his paintings throughout Peru, as well as in the U.S., Paraguay, Ecuador and El Salvador.
5 items by Adolfo C'colque
Mollusks, Expressionist Painting
Adolfo C'colqueCaptured in radiant hues, mollusks thrive in a sea of magical color. Dappled sunlight plays across the shells, filtered and gentled by the water. "For me, the marine world in its totality is much...$1,249.99
Splashing the Atmosphere
Original Horse Painting
Splashing the Atmosphere, Original Horse Painting
Adolfo C'colqueFrisky young horses gallop along the river shore, splashing a rainbow of water droplets at dawn. Leading the pack is a magnificent white steed. Adolfo C'colque captures their strength, their...$1,204.99
Horses in Purple I
2016 Signed Surrealist Painting of Horses from Peru
Horses in Purple I, 2016 Signed Surrealist Painting of Horses from Peru
Adolfo C'colqueDominated by soft shades of purple, this surrealist scene depicts a team of horses that trot together across the canvas. Peruvian artist Adolfo C'colque paints the composition, inspired by the...$1,199.99
Breeze of a Past Summer
2016 Signed Abstract Painting from Peru
Breeze of a Past Summer, 2016 Signed Abstract Painting from Peru
Adolfo C'colqueSays Peruvian artist Adolfo C'colque, this painting attempts to return to the feeling of nostalgic summers from his past. Filled with happiness, Adolfo paints a colorful composition with an abstract...$1,577.99
Playing in a Puddle
Original Signed 48-Inch Andean Oil Painting of Wild Horses
Playing in a Puddle, Original Signed 48-Inch Andean Oil Painting of Wild Horses
Adolfo C'colqueFrisky young horses frolic in a meadow beneath a golden sky. Adolfo C'colque captures their strength, their intelligence and their magnificent spirit in radiant oils. The Andean artist conveys his...$1,787.99