Don Juan Gilberto Ravines Quirós was born in the city of Cajamarca noviembre 9 out of 1934. lapsing his childhood between his native Cajamarca , Trujillo and Lima. At age 11 he was sent to school Ñaña Union in Lima where he completed his secondary education . At this stage he built his temple , serene , confident and happy to help you overcome the remoteness of his Mother. Discover your artistic vocation and its own enters the Superior National School of Fine Arts of Peru .
Out as one of the first students , earning the advice and encouragement of their teachers . Don Carlos Aitor Castillo, his teacher and mentor , encouraged him to devote himself entirely to art but reality takes him to live with her and travel to Peru, using as a pseudonym " RAVINES " in memory of his mother .
Philosophy is one of its strengths and result in countless newspaper articles and art in which he analyzes current issues that affect or influence the Do the Artist .
For example , regarding the mission and nature of the artist (1978 ) argues that this is not a means of social or political expression , or respond to individual or community interests . Whoever it is, is because he has discovered the sensitivity to capture what is happening around you , internalize and communicates . Who does not get it is because you have a blindness caused by cultural insensitivity
" Ravines " fondly remembers gatherings with distinguished Peruvian artists as Victor Delfin , Aitor Carlos Castillo, among others. It is a tenacious , unwavering in all proposed fighter.
In 1969 Huaraz arriving in January '70 and is presented in an exhibition organized by the Rotary Club of Huaraz, with artist Ricardo Mendoza. This artistic event also marks his sentimental rooting this Earth of Heroes , knowing the love of his life, his beloved and loving wife , Nelida . His passion, his love for life and respect for family values hints at us in a letter directed to his Father , making him share the greatest discovery in your life . This becomes safe because the sea is calm and the scenery is clear . So is willing to fight and still doing every minute that accompanies us , who gives us his smile and says sharply that which awakens his soul and artistic curiosity .
It is in this wonderful land that Don Juan Quirós unfolds before the vision of these places , the techniques learned , you try new styles , through the abstract motifs in the '70s ; trends portrait , landscape , exceeding the term itself . Prefers oil ; living and hot as he calls them colors. Their tables are full of life and passion, repaint and reinterpret the landscape and it Ancashino walking valleys and gorges between the two Cordilleras , at different times of day. Move everyday situations and everyday elusive characters, near , far ... and preparing each canvas , frame and carefully labeled . This, alternating his passion for art , for life, for his family .
For don Juan Quirós , energy and color will come from the Love with which things are done , adding the technical and thematic development that is part of his mission as an artist . It is your personal challenge because he is a born artist .
In Huaraz, has led the artistic activity as Secretary General branch ASPAP Ancash ( Peruvian Association of Artists ) , and as President of the Circle of Artists of Huaraz.
Talks: in the 70 x Erba Philosophy Art
Group and Solo shows :
In Lima :
actively participated in the Translex Galleries, Prisma, Moll, Gallery of Hotel Crillon , Gallery of the Municipality of San Isidro , Annual Exhibition UNMSM Annual Hall of College of Fine Arts of Peru , Italian Art Museum , Hall of the Fine Arts ASPAP , Vargas Gallery , Art Gallery of MICTI , Trapezium Gallery and the National Biennial of Lima ( when? ? ) . Between local, he exhibited at the Municipal Gallery of Huaraz, Huaraz Subsidiary Gallery of INC , in the permanent exhibitions of Hostal Andino , Hotel de Turistas , as well as in the Ancash Regional Fair . He also participated in exhibitions in the cities of Carhuaz, Gallery Santo Domingo de Trujillo, etc. . Internationally, he sent a collection of paintings Richard Wagner Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, Museum of the Nation.
His successful Pen highlighted in various articles of art criticism for the national and local press as well as on issues of Tourism to which it links his work .
" Ravines " alternated his work at the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Integration MITI his vocation and his endearing role of parent. For him it's all or nothing, do not know why the ambiguities and draws him the figuretismo . It is a sensible , observant, friendly and moody, with an intelligence that puts the banal man. He owns his way and so faithful and accountable to the commitments that life holds . In their married life discovers the Love of God and passionately devoted to illustrated the consequences of that delivery and discovers through Prayer and Life Workshops that addressed in recent years . The Power of Prayer translates everything, puts his complete trust in the Creator and this new trend marks the latest stage of its construction .
Carmen Quiros Wamper
CARLOS CASTILLO from catalogs AITOR 1983
Quiros is now a mature painter , serene without thoughtless precipitation knew going past the babbling stage , groping search through various experiments until sembocar in this painting that offers the Central Club of Trujillo and showing it as safe what you want , set in a world of images that are truly theirs to correspond unequivocally his way anmica and experiential reality . And that is no small merit , all pictorial gives a level of quality that eludes conveniently risks folkclorismo of print or exes of puerile detail. Quiros is , we believe a lucid attitude of the Peruvian painting with the eyes of reason and painting service , unacceptably subordinate before anything else.
Ravines Juan Quirós was born in Cajamarca and lives in Huaraz, Huaraz dreams How not to love and what to paint , from the cradle , is the daily bread of his whole life? Quiros is therefore a Peruvian painter of the pueruano by destination and love.
Jaime 1976 catalog Loli Romerodel
In this group show , Ravines - although cajamarquino source preferred to stay on the slopes of tutelary Willkahuain certainly enchanted by the spell of everyday beauty Huaracino landscape , the sky in the evening falls apart in glaucous and amethysts - makes us participate , because the paint is this: communion between creator and spectator , their thematic preferences .
We identified either by proper simplification of his figures and the primary colors that dumps into his oils and watercolors. Before funds presents stylized characters absent shadow license enables a better impact than the author is trying to say . Inquire and confesses that his claim " is to make any picture a beautiful thing "
Inspired by this desire , figurative realism that surrounds his every production shows a clear intention of capturing contrasts cleverly arranged , so that the whole becomes harmonious , and then the color can rejoice without compromise , to produce us your simple suggestion indagante scrutinizing the message of the observer mission .
Ravines expressed his talent not only in painting but also in the literary :
The present sample is directed to the city of Huaraz , greeting her on the anniversary of his political creation , vowing to flourish in this city that encourage the arts culture of our people , resembling the brightness of our sun shining pearly our unmatched peaks snowfall .
Also , we intend to approach this shows an image of the man of Ancash , especially in my last pictures. How to escape the influence that this spring beauty , which is the Callejón de Huaylas , holds the men of this land of national peculiarity .
In this state of things , I reach in my painting, after a long journey. Starting from the human figure in its simplest form , on large planes of color, I move toward a more specific subject framed within a regionalist concept .
THE ARTIST AND SOCIETY
What says the artist and who goes ? with this question , the general aims corroborate what you think of how they should be given artistic expression .
For some, the artist must essentially express the social and political aspect, to be the bearer of this or that revolution. For others, reach the majority. Some believe it should be based on the pre cultures ancient and portentous - Incas. So , everyone has their preferences according to their interests, taking home one of these ways of thinking as the only and absolute realities .
It is obvious that the artist addresses his contemporaries, expressing everything that makes up his existential environment , constituting this event reflects its society and its age.
The artist can not satisfy private interests, or the majority, for two main reasons : to be fully aware of their reality and it is true to himself .
In possession of these two premises , lucidly addresses the company and in particular to those who like it , fully perceive daily events relevant to their context and their cosmic world.
It is true that most do not understand or twenty modern art, but does not understand the ancient art as supposed to do . Finally , you can not understand or feel any trends or isms so far have succeeded . This is no fault of the majority, or because the artist does not want to get to it to produce only for a select group , not for lack of sensitivity to acquire a dose of artistic knowledge that induces drowsiness cultural shake . As Tanies Antoni said ".... Society is always plotting to hinder the awakening of the masses .... "
The function of the artist is to find systems that can clearly get humanity to raise enrich the spirit , breaking the insensitivity of this boasts and consequently neutralize rezgantes tactics of society to the individual, conducive to the exploitation of man by man.
Huaraz March 3, 1978