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Dominated by energetic primary colors, the fierce countenance of a Nazca man contorts into a frown. Elaborated in a strikingly original design and bearing the traditional Nazca moustache, this stern visage makes an inspired gift to the devoted collector. Salomon Ruiz is a self-taught artist who has developed an innovative style influenced by the ancient Vicus, Moche, and Nazca cultures. He fashions this ceramic piece entirely by hand.
About the Artist: "I am a self-taught artist, dedicating myself to ceramics and craftmaking since my youth. I specialize in masks influenced by the Vicus, Moche, and Nazca cultures. I focus largely on the mix of form and color; despite a lack of formal training I have created a unique, personal style. I try to always remember my roots, while also learning from my readings and travels. Everyday I hope to improve myself, and achieve a style that is both gratifying for me and for those who are interested in my work. Now that I know my art will reach many people, I dedicate all my efforts and emotion into creating pieces that will resonate in your hearts and minds. Thank you. Ruiz uses a unique process in which he first shapes the piece by hand from clay. After firing it at a temperature of 1832 F, he applies bright enamels and gilt. The finished piece is then bathed in a coat of clear enamel, which protects and enhances the vivid and expressive use of color.
The Salomon Ruiz Goin Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Salomon Ruiz Goin in Peru. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
This unique ceramic mask fully displays
the skill and creativity of its maker, Salomon Ruiz. The artist adapts to a modern context ancient motifs used by the Moche and Chavin cultures of pre Hispanic Peru. The striking colors and unusual facial features combine ...
A stunning ceramic mask handcrafted by
master artisan Salomon Ruiz in fine detail. A specialist in recreating ancient motifs used within the Mochica and Chavin civilizations of pre Columbian Peru, this mask depicts the face of a member of royalty. Handcrafted from clay ...
Salomon Ruiz has successfully combined ancient
motifs with modern technique in this ceramic handcrafted mask. Features a stunning visage of an owl set amid vivid colors. The design for this mask is based in part on motifs used by the Moche and Chavin ...