Temporary exhibition Carlos Revilla



Carlos Revilla
Peru, 1940

Fiametta, 2009

Oil and acrylic on canvas
90 x 80 cm

Ralli Collection


Magic and reality in Peru

He was the son of a Peruvian diplomat and a French mother. His father’s profession, his artistic formation, and his trajectory led him to live in different countries, but he never lost his Peruvian roots.

In Spain he established some links in Spain with the surrealistic group, especially influenced by his friend Salvador Dalí’s vision of the movement.

From Surrealism to Magical Realism, Carlos Revilla’s works are full of symbols that tell us about his inner world. His painting is also characterized by eroticism and the presence of female figures. In this exhibition we can appreciate portraits and figures which merge with other elements, either technological, organic forms or landscapes, and which we see with an appearance of total normality.


  • Carlos Revila
    (Peru, 1940)
    "Cinco personajes sin autor", 2005
    [Five characters without author]
  • Carlos Revila
    (Peru, 1940)
    "Navegando en el tiempo”, 2009
    [Sailing in the time]