More at my flickr.
More at my flickr.
I spent a good portion of my time in Cusco, Peru admiring the work created by art students of the Escuela Superior Autonoma de Bellas Artes. My favorite piece was a large installation by Victor Salvatierra Laime, Oscar Alberto Llalla Cordova, Elio Pumasupa Solano, and Mario Gamarra Valdez. The piece illustrates the famous battle at Cusco between the Incas and the Chankas.
The Chankas was a indigenous tribe in Peru primarily located in the Andahuaylas (modern-day Apurimac) region and consisted of two separate tribes: the Hanan Chankas and the Uran Chankas.
In 1438, Hanan Chanka leader Anccu Hualloc led an army of 40, 000 strong, including warriors from the Ayamarca tribe, and invaded the city of Cusco. Incan prince Cusi Yupanqui led the resistance with allies from the Canas tribe and regained control of Cusco. The battle led to the formation of the Incan empire, known in Quecha as Tawantinsuyu, by Yupanqui who became Pachacutec.
There are more photos of student art at my photoset at Remezcla, From Graffiti To Pre-Columbian Art: Peru Photo Series.
I attended Designer Con, the annual art & design convention, in Pasadena recently alongside my friend who runs his own label, Chickenfarm. The convention gives smaller, mostly independent designers a chance to promote themselves. Needless to say, there were a lot of very interesting, creative people in that building that day.
Below are some of my favorite photos from the event. Check out all my photos from the event at my flickr page.
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I’ve been in Lima, Peru for three nights now and love it so far. I am impressed by the amount of street art throughout the city. Below are a few of my favorites. I’ll add more to the Street Art in Lima folder on my flickr throughout my stay as I find them.