Christian Bendayán

I’m currently in Iquitos, Peru, in the middle of the Amazon. Getting online is so slow, it seems like the whole city shares just a single dial-up connection to the internet. It reinforces the sense of isolation here, in this city which cannot be reached by car.

I recently discovered a local painter named Christian Bendayán. He paints aspects of daily life and fantasy in Iquitos and the surrounding region wild and bright colors. I was reminded of Marcos Lopez or, as a friend pointed out, Kehinde Wiley.

Orilla by Christian Bendayán

Luz by Christian Bendayán

Pirata (serie Domingo de ramos) by Christian Bendayán