Carlos Revilla was born August 19, 1940 in Clermont-Ferrand, France, the son of a Peruvian diplomat and a French mother. Because of his father's profession he spent most of his childhood in several countries in Europe, Latin America and the United States.
Between 1956 and 1961 he studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam. His first exhibitions were in Brussels, Paris and Rome.
While living in Cadaqués, Spain, he formed a strong friendship with Salvador Dali and met Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp and others. These events greatly influenced his career and formed his style: surrealism.
In search of his roots, from 1960 he traveled several times to a country to which he felt greatly attracted, Peru.
His distinguished career in Europe includes major awards such as Ramazzotti in Milan, the Prix Europe of Ostende, etc., countless exhibitions in major museums and prestigious galleries in Belgium, Italy (he was invited to the Venice Biennale three times), Sweden, France, Holland, Spain, Cyprus, the USA, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Peru.
Revilla has a long and brilliant artistic career that has led him to different countries without losing his Peruvian roots, which are clearly reflected in his work, where the influence of such masters as Carnach, Dürer, Velazquez, Chiricco, Piero Dalla Francesca, is also evident.
Revilla's paintings are included in important private collections as well as prestigious museums around the world, which demonstrates the great international recognition of his art.