Victor Delfin, Peruvian (1927 - )<br/><br/>Victor Delfin found the source of his inspiration in the ancient Paracan culture of Peru, part of the broader Incan civilization. Delfin's paintings and tapestries of birds reveals the depth of his pre-Hispanic mythological roots. There is a certain mystery and magical halo that encircles his compositions.<br/><br/>Graphic in analysis, Delfin's paintings translate a conceptual dynamic which identifies with and yet is distingished from folk art. It is an art which springs from roots in the heart and wings in the subconscious. Delfin has captured the sensitivity and deep identification which characterizes the Peruvian Indian relationship with natural forces.<br/><br/>Delfin is proud of his place in the unoroken heritage of Peruvian art from pre-Paracan times to present. He has absorbed this influence and incorporated it into his own expression.