Nebiur Arellano was born in La Libertad, Peru. She studied sociology and worked as a researcher and editor for a Peruvian NGO. Later on she studied art at Corriente Alterna School of Art in Lima. She continued her studies at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C.
After working on oil on canvas and wood, Nebiur has found silk, a singular medium that allows her to express her pictorial vision. As some critics say, it is difficult not to want to touch the shimmering and richly textured surfaces of her paintings. By layering colors and intricate lines of metallic paints – that gives a feeling of a woven filigree- Nebiur creates timeless compositions that makes her viewers wonder what medium they are looking at. Is it canvas, glass, enamel, paper, woven?
Nebiur has shown her work in Peru, the United States and Europe. In 2007 she had a Two Person Exhibit at the Christiane Peugeot Gallery in Paris. In 2002 Nebiur represented her country of origin in Europ’Art, Geneva, Switzerland, where she had also a solo show (“The Modernity of Pre-Columbian Art”, Municipality of Neuchatel). In 2004, one of her works was selected for the permanent collection of United Nations (Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland). Another of her paintings also forms part of the permanent collection of the Contemporary Museum of Cuzco, Peru.
A book “Celebration of color” containing more than 100 paintings was published in 2007. Click here