Peru’s Master weaver, Eddie Sulca, whose artistic imagination is one of the best exponents of the Peruvian contemporary weaves had his pieces viewed by the South American community at Artissima Gallery in the presence of officials from the Peruvian Consulate.
Carlos Tavera, Consul General of Peru in Dubai said, “We are delighted to have an artist as impressive as Eddie Sulca showcasing his work to the community in the UAE. We hope to see more art and culture exchange between Peru and UAE.”
Eddie’s ability to create intricately designed effects and the knowledge inherited from his grandfather Ambrosio (“Great Master of the Peruvian Art 1994” prize winner) has led him to produce stunning tapestries with three-dimensional effects that seem to stand away from the wall.
Born and raised in the remote Andean city of Ayacucho, Perú, Eddie began his weaving career at the age of eight with a commitment to continue the traditions of his family and culture. His grandfather Ambrosio Sulca learned the techniques from the old weavers and has handed them down to his sons and grandson Eddie.
However, Eddie Sulca is the originator of unusual effects with unique colors where he employs motifs and patterns drawn from the ancient cultures like the Inca and the Wari and combines their essence with other designs that comes directly from his dreams.
Natural ingredients are used to create secret formulas that produce the beautiful natural colors used in Eddie’s tapestries. Every year during the rainy season, Eddie and his wife walk for miles in the rugged Andean Mountains surrounding Ayacucho to gather ingredients, which, combined with a secret formula known only to Eddie and his wife, produce natural dyes with subtle color effects that are unobtainable with synthetic chemical dyes. Hence, Eddie’s challenging work has been exhibited and admired around the world.
AurelaCuku, Managing Partner, Artissima Gallery said, “Attractive and colorfully creative work done by artists like Eddie in our gallery is becoming a norm. We provide an inspirational platform for International artists to showcase their work to regional art enthusiasts.”
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