Signed on front
Oil on canvas, framed
Unframed: 120 x 85cm
Painted in 2017
This work is unique
Former student of one of Peru’s most famous artists Pablo Amaringo, Dimas Paredes Armas lives with his family in the city of Pucallpa, in the Amazonian rainforest of eastern Peru, where he dedicates his days to painting in his house surrounded by his ﬁve children.
The artist is carrying on his father’s legacy as a powerful shaman, by painting the visions, stories, and vast knowledge of traditional Amazonian plant medicine his father shared with him.
His paintings of powerful, medicinal plants and trees, angels and serpents reveal the rich and mysterious spiritual universe of the vegetalista or ‘plant spirit shaman’.