Esteemed Peruvian artist Victor Delfin is renowned for his monumental El Beso sculpture, on display in Lima’s famous Miraflores Park. Inspired by the unique heritage and people of his native Peru, artist Victor Delfin opens up his home and workshop to Luxury Gold guests as one of our VIP Experiences.
We caught up with him to find out more about his artwork and influences.
Peru has certainly influenced my artwork. With roots as old as the Greek, Egyptian and African cultures, Peru has an exciting amount of history to discover and display.
From its unique, pre-Columbian architecture to its music and folk crafts, it is full of surprises. Its natural beauty and heritage is inspirational, with the splendor of the Amazon, the powerful snow-capped mountains and, of course, the welcoming nature of its people.
All my work is somehow based on my country, and I like to show this to Luxury Gold guests when they visit my workshop. My passion for creativity is kindled by my love for home – there’s little surprise that the place I feel most comfortable is right here (in a studio I designed, “my way,” to quote Sinatra).
When Luxury Gold guests visit, they ask me about my favorite piece of artwork, and are surprised when I explain there is no favorite. As artists, everything we make, we make with a lot of enthusiasm and passion. We give the best of ourselves in the art that we create.
For artists, our creations are like our children, and we care for them with the same passion, whether one makes a painting, a sculpture or a jewel.
I hope to pass along this passion for creativity, which nature gave me as a child and which was guided by the immense love of my parents, friends and mentors, and inspires me to take care of others. I feel obligated to be an activist for human rights, for the struggles of citizens to improve their quality of life.
It’s my way of giving back to the people. After all, my inspiration is in the streets, in the towns, in the customs of the people and their ways of expressing themselves.
Related journeys: Treasures of the Incas, Grand South America.
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