Maximo Laura – Master Peruvian Weaver

Maximo Laura - colorful depection of birds

Maximo Laura is an award-winning tapestry weaver, internationally recognized as one of South America’s pre-eminent and most unique textile artists. Caroline, Maria Julia and I went to meet Maximo and learn about his work, driving out to his home and studio in San Martín de Porres, on the outskirts of…

Callao Monumental: Urban art in Lima

callao monumental

Callao Monumental – Urban art project in Lima There’s always something new to discover in Lima‘s exciting and ever-evolving contemporary art scene. I’d heard a lot about the art project in Callao, showcasing some of the country’s best street art, contemporary galleries and artists. So I went along to check out the…

ArtLima International Art Fair 2016

Peru has a world-renowned heritage of art and culture and also a growing contemporary art scene, so the credentials for a successful international art fair are firmly in place. Last week (21 – 24 April) Lima once again welcomed the best of the art world to the city, attracting an…

Ceramicist Carlos Runcie Tanaka in Galería Enlace

The moment I stepped into the Carlos Runcie Tanaka Space in the contemporary art Gallery Galería Enlace in Lima , the variety of ceramics was striking. The sculptures ranged in size from tiny circular objects to towering vertical installations, all colored with an expansive palette of natural hues and the occasional…

Lima Sculptor Patricia Olguín Exhibits in New York City

Back in 2013 we published an article on an exhibition of works by Lima sculptor Patricia Olguín at La Galeria in Barranco after Lauren, who previously worked with Aracari, interviewed the artist. Now Patricia is has works featured at the Agora Gallery in New York City, and Lauren accompanied by…

Artist Margarita Checa Publishes First Anthology

Peruvian sculptor Margarita Checa, born in Lima, has a reputation in the art world for being one of the most important contemporary sculptors in South America, known for carving life-size and larger human figures with incredibly emotive features in wood and bronze. Peruvian Sculptor Margarita Checa Though she began her…