Learn to paint in the visionary style with Peruvian artists, Alfredo Zagaceta and Moises Llerena, two lifelong students of the world-renowned shamanic painter, Pablo Amaringo.
Participants are invited to bring their own materials or use paints and paper provided. Please bring pencils for drawing.
From his humble beginnings in Pucallpa in the Ucayali region of the Peruvian Amazon jungle, Alfredo studied and apprenticed with Pablo Amaringo. Don Pablo, as they called him, is best known for his Neo-Amazonico style landscapes and his USKO-AYAR Amazonian School of Painting. During a four year period, in exchange for his school tuition, Don Pablo graciously allowed Alfredo to live with him and work off the cost. Alfredo helped with everything from daily chores to teaching art classes. He had the opportunity to participate in many collective art exhibitions in various parts of Peru, The United States, Europe, Japan and Norway. During this time Alfredo immersed himself in the jungle wisdom taught by Don Pablo. Acquiring the ability to receive the transmissions of the spirit realm, Alfredo leaned to interpret their essence onto to the canvas.
Today, three of Alfredo’s paintings hang in the International Museum of Children’s Art in Norway. Alfredo recently participated in the film, “and so, I tell them to paint.” It tells the story of Don Pablo’s school and students, its Maestro, and their stunning body of work. Alfredo’s art is truly an opportunity to delve into and feel the resonance of the spirit dimension within the jungle kingdom.
Today, Alfredo lives with his family in Pucallpa, paints in the Neo-Amazonico and the Amazonia sub-realistic style and helps Don Jose Campos when needed. He says that his passion is painting, and that he will paint until he can no longer lift a brush.
Mr. Llerena was born in the heart of the jungle in a village called Flor de Punga, wich has inspired his art. In 1975, and he finished elementary and high school, Moises started his art studies in USKO AYAR Amazonian School of Painting in 1992, completing in 1997. The Art School was founded and directed by the visionary artist Pablo Amaringo in Pucallpa, Perú.
As a student he participated in many art exhibitions in Pucallpa, Lima and received a commission to paint a mural for the Korkeasaari Zoo in Finland in 1996 along with his friend, Anderson Debernardi. Moises has participed in art exhibitions in different cities of Perú and abroad: Pucallpa, Iquitos, Lima, Cuzco, Trujillo, Requena, Leticia (Colombia), Tabatinga (Brazil), Finland, the U.S.A. and Canada.