PERU is a land of joy, rhythm, vibrant colours and unique flavours. A country that is the reflection of the influences from more than 1500 years of Pre-Inca and Inca Empire legacy and immigrant cultures, as well as the richness of their natural geographical zones: the coast, the Andean highlands and the jungle.
Growing up, I fell in love with this unique fusion of the culture, traditions and flavours of four different continents co-existing harmoniously and combining the “Pre-Inca” and “Inca staples” with European, African and Asian influences. How I cannot? Peru offers an empire of hidden treasures and is home to ancient cultures and a rich colonial tradition!The diversity, color, creativity and multiple functions of Peru's folk art has made it a fundamental activity of Peru's cultural identity.
Peru boasts one of the largest varieties of Arts and Crafts on Earth and is steeped in centuries of history, imbued with pre-Hispanic shapes and symbols which have merged with others brought over by the Spaniards. Peru has forged a multiple and complex identity which is paradoxically one of the reasons why Peruvian arts and crafts are tending to shift towards naïf art, lending their works a touch of innocence.
Currently I focus all my efforts in what I call “My Peruvian Series”. In these paintings are represented some Icons from the Pre-Inca and Inca times and country scenes of daily live, rescued from vivid memories that a cosmopolitan and modern Peru could not ever make me forget. I came from a land of traditions, a land of cultural baggage…a land of wonders!