“Understanding the ambiguities of the human nature”. That is the statement that captivated Tadeo Zabaleta de la Barra, and introduced him into the world of art. Of course, as the son of one of the greatest Peruvian artists, it could not have been any other way. Being told by his father that the human body represented both the greatest difficulties but at the same time the greatest achievements in art , he pursued figurative art drawing and painting at the young age of seven years old.
Tadeo was born in Lima, Peru on August 30th, 1977. His continuous search for artistic development, Tadeo enrolled in the prestigious School of Fine Arts at 18; and as the top student in his class, he was invited to participate in the Quimera ’99 exhibit in Mexico, where his art is highly regarded as one of the best from South America.
His paintings are a window to an intelligent and creative mind; his strokes are the voice of a true artist. His art transcends hyperrealism exposing the observer to a surreal and delightful experience.
He is brilliant, gifted and spontaneous, yet down to earth and humble, he is a mastermind behind the canvas. Simple, as any great man should be.