Nader Barhumi (Lima, 1960). Peruvian artist, of Lebanese and Syrian parents, he maintains a professional career of almost three decades. Formed at the Faculty of Plastic Arts of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima; At the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, and the Byam Shaw School of Art in London, he works in his paintings on compositional developments through a relationship of fragments, graphic patterns, collage and interventions. His works hang in collections in London, Lima, Barcelona, Madrid, Chicago, New York, Moscow, Berlin, Los Angeles or Buenos Aires.
Barhumi is a benchmark of contemporary South American painting and one of the most recognized painters in Peru. Born in Peru to a Syrian mother and a Lebanese father, he grew up in Lima to later study part of his career between Spain and the United Kingdom. Currently based in Madrid, the artist finds inspiration in music and in everyday life.
His work moves between abstraction and the symbolic, and uses techniques of the most varied nature. The mixture of old posters with oils, acrylics, pastels and cuttings of works by masters of the classical school such as Botticelli or Velázquez, is really unusual and sophisticated. Barhumi assures that beauty is the result of joining form and content.