"I'd describe my work as life itself, and my existence together with it. When I was only 17, I created my first piece in wood and it was a great pleasure, an immense satisfaction…."
"Hola. I'm Antonio Rojas Colmenares and I was born in Ancash on January 28, 1970. Following our family tradition, I live my life amid wood and patterns to cut it into shapes. I then carve them and, although the work is done by hand, I try to give them a perfect finish. I join the pieces and then sand them to get rid of any imperfections. Next, I apply a base of chalk and latex to cover the wood's pores. I love to paint the colors after a careful and exquisite selection. I do this with very fine brushes in different sizes. Finally, I fix the tonalities, give the piece a sheen and add a layer of matte lacquer for an antique effect.
"My pieces are filled with life from the olden times and reflect the style of vintage pieces. Although those times are gone, I continue with that tradition so as not to lose our identity. I try to transmit my love for life and for nature – its flowers, birds and all the rich flora and fauna of our country.
"I'd describe my work as life itself, and my existence together with it. When I was only 17, I created my first piece in wood and it was a great pleasure, an immense satisfaction for its esthetic. Today I haven't stopped practicing my art as it guides my hands toward what my thoughts decide in that moment of pleasure as I stand before the wood."
Lavishly embellished with floral motifs in rich, tooled leader, this chest evokes colonial elegance. Crafted by hand of fragrant cedar wood, it makes a hope chest of extraordinary beauty, or stores linens or keepsakes. The elaborate hardware is wrought....read more
Lavishly embossed motifs on lustrous leather embellish a handcrafted trunk. Selecting fragrant cedar wood, Abel Ríos creates an extraordinary chest for keepsakes and treasures. It features ornamental bronze studs and elegant wrought iron hardware. Ríos....read more
Wilfredo Rios celebrates centuries of Andean tradition with this superbly crafted accent table. Covered with finely tooled leather, it stands on legs of mohena wood – similar in grain to mahogany. The table does double duty as a storage trunk.
Condors soar across smooth tooled leather, the stylized images inspired by Inca art. Crafted by hand, this comfortable ottoman features a foam-padded seat and opens to provide out-of-sight storage. This beautiful piece comes from the Rios Family.
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