76 x 60 x 4 cm
Acrylic and Aguayo fabric on canvas.
The Andean Fantasy series of paintings are inspired by the cultural manifestations of the original Andean peoples, as part of a personal research on the symbolic language of textiles and ceramics inherited by our ancestors. These elements are fused in my work with patterns, shapes and colours from the constant exploration of my own narrative expression, and my own identity.
Andean Fantasy 7 is a mixed media painting. Painted mainly in acrylic and palette knife, I have added a piece of an Andean cloth called Aguayo and and pieces of some texts of a book about Latin America (a very old book that had lost pages and was going to be thrown away in a second-hand bookstore) that I rescued to give a new live in my paintings, the texts are fused with the paint in the background. This is a painting with a lot of texture because it has been painted mostly with a spatula, also because of the pieces of aguayo fabric that merge with the painting.