Carlos Jacanamijoy (b.1964)
Artistas / Colombia / Inga / Quechua

Carlos Jacanamijoy (b.1964)

Born in Putumayo region; lives in New York. Biography: Until he was 18, he grew up in the rainforests along the Amazon River. At the age of 18, “Jaca” left his ancient way of life to study fine art, painting, philosophy and literature from 1983-1990 in Bogota. “Jaca’s” paintings are portals into another, deeper, more inscrutable world, a world of Continue reading

Pablo Amaringo (1938-2009)
Artistas / Peru / Quechua / XXth century

Pablo Amaringo (1938-2009)

Born in Puerto Libertad, a small settlement on the banks of a tributary of the Ucayali River. The family moved to Pucallpa. Amaringo was ten years old when he first took ayahuasca. A severe heart illness at the age of 17 led him toward the life of a shaman, and he eventually became a powerful curandero. It was while recovering from his severe illness that he started to draw and paint for the first Continue reading

Oswaldo Guayasamín (1919-1999)
Artistas / Ecuador / Quechua / XXth century

Oswaldo Guayasamín (1919-1999)

Born in Quito He created a Pan-American portrait of human and social inequalities who reached international recognition. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Quito as a painter and sculptor. In 1942 he held his first exhibition when he was 23. In 1948 he won the first prize at the Ecuadorian Salon Nacional de Acuarelistas y Dibujantes. In 1955, at the age of 36, he won first Continue reading