By Sara Shahriari
The valleys and gently rolling mountainous landscape of his childhood feature in Mamani Mamani’s art, as does the indigenous religion and worldview his grandmother taught him. The Earth Mother Pachamama, shown as a rounded and strong indigenous woman, is a common presence in his work. By combining images from Spanish colonial art into this Andean landscape, Mamani Mamani produces a world that is distinctly Bolivian.
Below: "Mother Illimani with Intis, Awichas and Children, by Roberto Mamani Mamani. Oil and pastels."