Maximo Laura was recently designated as one of Peru’s Living Treasures. This important award is given, following UNESCO guidelines, to an artist whose role is to preserve and elevate the culture of their homeland.
Mario Chinotti (Italy)Collector
To find humanized tapestry is an event! I feel something alive and throbbing when I look at one of Maximo Laura’s pieces. Colors polarize the atmosphere and create a nostalgic reminiscence of Andean myths.
Wild Fibers Magazine
Obsessive…Feverish…Intense…Maximo Laura’s distinctive style provides a bold interpretation of Andean Art.
Textile Forum Magazine
But most of the best works here (Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators Exhibiton) are straight-ahead textiles. Peruvian artist Maximo Laura’s hand-woven tapestry “Warrior of Light in the Blue Night,” majestic in warm jewel tones, depicts an almost monstrous warrior, his giant head studded with game-board patterns and shifting tones. Tufted textures rise off the surface of the piece, imbuing it with three-dimensionality.