I am Benito

Benito was born in Trujillo, Peru during the year 1960. He participated in diverse projects at the temple of Trujillo-Peru where he restored works of art. During this time, he started to paint his own masterpieces. Benito Cerna is an autodidact and prefers to paint with oils.

Sensitive, simple, warm, charismatic and talented. Hyperkinetic, hardworking and an art lover who possesses a charming essence. 

Ladies in the Workshop. 49 x 67. Oil on Canvas. 2007.

The Songbird Sale Momentum

Dear friends,

I am honored to present to the world my new series of paintings which I have named Momentums. This series arises from the motivating force and passion that women and men have in the world of thoroughbred horses, the sport of kings.

Attending the equine treasures' sales, valuable as an original fine art piece for which they dispute the acquisition; following the Derby and many other famous races, has awakened in me the inspiration to eternalize these unrepeatable moments.

Seeing all these elements in a mysterious and, at the same time, majestic space, I discovered, amazed, something very different than what I was used to paint.

With the support of my colleague and art promoter Fabiana Novillo Díaz and her husband, veterinarian Dr. Gustavo Vautier, my works to eternalize this entire world are here to stay.

Slender horses, fierce mares, ladies crowning their fabulous hats, glamorous gentlemen, the excitement of the final stretch, the beauty and the passion, they are now the muses that inspire me to paint.

Today I present this series of paintings to the world and all lovers of this magnificent universe of horse racing, to which I give tribute with Momentums.

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The Songbird Sale Momentum. 34" x 48" Oil on Canvas.

Knots. 20 x 20. Oil on Canvas. 2011.

Drawing. 40 x 34. Acrylic. Pastel pencil on Canvas. 2016.

Dama y Vino

Lady and Wine

Chosen for the SNBA exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France Won Silver Medal overall for excellence in Painting.

Abstract Oil on Canvas 55-5x36in