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Mirror, 'Ethereal Lands'

Item # 40363
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Florid garlands float into a stunning medallion that frames a mirror by Edmundo Contreras. The Peruvian artist acknowledges his fascination with Colonial decorative trends as he hand-paints the motifs on the reverse side of glass tiles, before setting them on a wooden frame. After coating with lacquer, Contreras marks each florid tile with golden purpurine accents. Made in Peru.

  • Mirror included
  • Signed by the artist
  • Frame:
      20.9" W x 28.7" H x 3.0" D
    Mirror:
      10.2" W x 17.9" H
  • Weight: 9.2 lb
  • Reverse painted glass, plywood and mirror
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

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Artisan: Edmundo Contreras

Artisan Edmundo Contreras

Born in Apurimac in 1965, Edmundo Contreras Aquise works in the andahuaylino (Andahuaylas) style. He uses painted glass and crackled finishes in a technique that is both traditional and modern. His motifs range from the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and ethnic to the beauty and culture of the Andean world and its wildlife.

"I inherited my interest in art from my mother, a weaver. As an adolescent, I enjoyed painting and liked to create cartoons as a form of social protest (when terrorists threatened our land). In this way I represented those difficult moments when students and country people faced danger from two fronts.

"I've exhibited my work at arts and crafts fairs, and in 1995 took first place in the Concurso Internacional para América Latina y el Caribe, winning the UNESCO Prize. One of my proudest moments was receiving the Vizcardo & Guzmán Medal as a master artisan, awarded by the Peruvian Congress in 2002.

"My dream is for my art to be known and appreciated outside my country."

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