Fernando Bryce: Atlas Peru [Signed. Out of Print]
This is a pictorial work of ink drawings created from found images of advertising, newspapers, tourist brochures, and official prints. Exploring a wide-range of Peruvian life, culture, tourism, economics, politics and society. "I began the selection process in 1999 and finished in 2001. You can imagine how many images I must have seen. Now, there exist distinct criteria that define the working process. The perspective is predetermined by a search for emblematic images, by an idea that one has regarding a history. One comes with a pre-existing reading of the history although, in the physical moment of contact with the documents, the sensitive relationship with them may result in the modification of the selection criteria. For example, the publicity surrounding the emerging field of aviation in the 1930s linked to the indigenous-colonial discourse, as an image is fascinating." Atlas Peru is made up of 495 drawings on the history of Peru since the 1930s. It's a mixture of documentary archaeology, cultural critique and visual investigation into Peru's conflicting history. His inspiration includes political pamphlets, posters, flyers, newspaper articles and images, magazines and periodicals, tourist publications and correspondence. "Finally, the images of the "Atlas Peru" are images from the discourses of power that create a national mindset that is forever in discrepancy with the real development of things and correspond to them only from the standpoint of propaganda."
Signed by Bryce
Out of print.
New copy from our Archive
5 Volume Boxed Set
9.4 x 6.75 x 2 inches
Published by Museo de Arte de Lima