Roberth Amaringo from the Peruvian Amazon is a deaf artist who paints his stunning ayahuasca visions
Roberth Montes Amaringo was born on July 28, 1987 in the city of Pucallpa in the Peruvian Amazon. He is the nephew grandson of the world-renowned Amazonian painter Pablo C. Amaringo Shuña.
A few months after he was born, it was detected that he had deafness in both ears which affected the development of his speech, greatly limiting his ability to communicate. Coming from a poor family meant that he wasn't able to receive adequate or timely treatment. Even so, he studied at a special state school in his city where he learned to communicate using sign language.
Roberth started learning to paint when he was 13 years old. He was initially taught by his stepfather Ener Díaz Núñez, who was a graduate of the Amazonian art school of Pablo C. Amaringo Shuña. Painting soon became a passion and little by little he improved his technique until he became skilled with the brushes and the shading of the colors that are reflected in his stunning works of art.
Roberth had his first experience of ayahuasca when he was 18 years old and immediately started painting his ayahuasca visions which he's now been doing for more than 12 years. His incredible visionary artwork has been greatly appreciated by tourists, foreigners and Peruvian nationals.
He has participated in multiple national and international collective exhibitions with artists from his city. At present he continues the legacy of his great uncle Pablo C. Amaringo applying in his works the technique of the Amazonian Neo and his works have been published in several art books.
Roberth currently lives in Pucallpa with his wife and 1 year old daughter Maya.
The global corona crisis has been especially tough on Roberth. Most of his income came from selling his art to tourists and ayahuasca retreat participants. Peru has been locked down since March 2020 and no tourists have been able to enter Peru.
You can support Roberth and his family by purchasing some of his amazing works of art on this website.
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