Felix ESPINOZA VARGAS
Birthplace: La Oroya
Associated member of AMFPA since: 2005
Painting Method: Mouth painter
Since birth Felix Espinoza Vargas suffers from a disease called “Agenesia”. He has no forearms. After attending primary school in Peru and a college in England, Felix Espinoza Vargas studied at the university of fine arts in Lima from 1975 to 1980. He also continued his education by attending various art courses. The artist has mastered his difficult fate through painting – at least in terms of creativity. He became a VDMFK scholarship holder in 1990. In 2005 he was made an associate member of the Association. The mouth painting artist has had several solo exhibitions and has featured in various group shows in different countries.
His creative work encompasses two important topics: large multi-figured depictions of religious themes, greatly influenced by the masters of the Renaissance and Baroque painting, often with figures of everyday life in the foreground, similar to the shepherds and wayfarers of classical art. The second topic includes themes from everyday life and the landscape of Peru. Felix uses different painting techniques. His repertoire includes watercolours, tempera and oils.