Vito Loli's artistic abilities have
shown up since he was in school. This was a very happy time for
him and his friends at the Maryknoll School, where he excelled in
drawing and arts, besides creating comics for the joy of his many
When Vito entered college, he always obtained the highest grades
in design courses, achieving a South American Award for designing
an entire sales seminar. During his studies at Ricardo Palma University
he also worked for the San Isidro District City Hall, from where
he obtains good recommendations for further jobs.
Only a term away from graduating, Vito traveled to the USA, where
he worked in the contracting business, deriving to house design,
which got him closer to furnishing and decoration. His name became
well known in California, where he began designing commercial stores
(mainly restaurants), and then Vito started painting murals for
California's best known hotels. One of these paintings was featured
in Tehachapi's main newspaper frontpage. This made him get more
requests to paint murals in many places, such as colleges, institutes,
and even more commercial establishments. Here, Vito meets his ex-wife
and have two children, his beloved Bianca Loli Eastwood and Angelo
When he came back to Peru, in 1993, Vito donated his murals project
to San Borja's City Hall. Although he couldn't develop this project
due to time limitations, but he was very closely involved as a supervisor.
Since then, Vito paints in his workshop, having already presented
his work in three exhibitions:
- One for Club Regatas's members in Maria Ester Revilla's house,
which was a total success.
- A second one as a benefit for Volver a Vivir (Live again) Institute,
which was presented at the Av. Las Artes 360 San Borja headquarters,
from which he gained great reviews and had the opportunity to help
with rehab patients.
- His third exhibiton takes place with the full support of the Peruvian
Embassy in the USA and the Peruvian - American Chamber of Commerce,
on July 7th, 2001, at the "La Giralda" gallery, in Coral
Gables, Miami. This exhibition turns out as higly acclaimed, in
a level that got Vito to be interviewed by many important media
At the same time, Vito decorated important restaurants such as “el
Salto del Fraile”, “A modo mío”, “Ricota”,
“Alfresco”, “El Hawaiano”, “English
Pub”. He also designed and decorated Television sets for popular
shows such as “Campaneando”, “de 2 a 4”,
etc. Vito designed theater sets as well, for plays such as: “Los
Duendes de punto en blanco”, “Homenaje a los amigos”,
“Alicia en el País de las Maravillas”, “La
Astilla”, “Peter Pan”, etc. where he designed
all the visual image and graphic design, too. He was also hired
in “Canal 9”, a Peruvian television broadcaster, as
a creative writer and designer and he has also designed more than
50 logos and packaging in these last years.
Vito has done some very important work, such as:
- He was asked by the Peruvian Air Force (Gnrl. ORLANDO DENEGRI),
to create a homage to the Peruvian-German Archaeologist MARIA REICHE,
discoverer of the world famous Nazca Lines, in the room that has
her hame in DIGAF's offices.(Air Force Aero Photographical Division).
- Another important work was two murals requested by Ambassador
Jaime Stiglich for the Foreign Affairs Office.
His work has also graced places such as Metro Roller, with 20m
and more murals, as well as El Bosque Club, where he painted a 70m
mural, entertainment centers in supermarkets, discotheques, pubs,
gyms and many more.
In the last two years, Vito has dedicated almost exclusively to
his painting workshop. He has managed to arrange a disciplined painting
routine from 1am to 7am, which gives him a good work flow and quietness
while working. This is helping him to develop and enrich a personal
technique which is maturing in time. Lately, Vito has been subject
of many interviews, some of which focus in the fact that Vito is,
in fact, the world recognized French artist PAUL GAUGUIN's grandnephew.
This was quite a discovery for him and for the media. In the present,
Vito is constantly receiving diverse invitations to exhibit his
work around the world.