Waranapi
Waranapi
Waranapi
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Waranapi

Limited Edition prints of 12
Medium: Ink on Canson paper, mounted on dibond with a matt plastic protection and a backing aluminium frame
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Finishing: Printed on ink on Canson paper, mounted on dibond with a matt plastic protection and a backing aluminium frame.
Shipping: Delivery duration is 7-10 business days across the UK and Continental Europe and 15-25 days for the rest of the world. Delivery to some countries will be subjected to additional import VAT and duties to be paid to the courier directly.
Finishing: Printed on ink on Canson paper, mounted on dibond with a matt plastic protection and a backing aluminium frame.

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The owner of lighting bolt. Pemon People, Venezuela. 2017.

For the Pemón, the waranapí are the rulers of thunder and lightning. The story is that their hair stands on end and their faces are reddish, and they have a sudden fatal power that they exercise from the heights, from the clouds.

Antonio Briceño on his Gods of America series:

“In the year 2000 I found out, by chance, that my paternal great-grandmother had been indigenous, a member of a group that disappeared completely, whether exterminated directly or through miscegenation. I felt a strong urge to find out about their beliefs, their mythology, their cosmogony. But not a trace was left. I therefore set myself a life project: to research the mythologies of Native American groups that have survived up to the present without succumbing to the Christian religion, and to suggest an iconography for their gods, before they disappear altogether. These groups, of course, inhabit remote areas, generally quite isolated.

In a space of less than twenty years, I have seen communities disappear under the waters of a big dam (A’ukre, Kayapo community of Brazil), and be threatened by mining and tourism (Quero communities of Peru), by the drug trade (the Huichol of Mexico), or by evangelising (the Piaroa and Pemón of Venezuela). The Gods of America are leaving for ever at a faster pace than I initially imagined, and with them an essential part of humanity - of all of us - will sink irrecoverably into oblivion, or even worse, into ignorance. I am working against the clock and the way is still long” 

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Antonio Briceño

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1966, Antonio Briceño is a professional photographer and has been a passionate activist in environmental issues, as well as in ethnic minorities and human rights. He has a graduate degree in Biology from the Central University of Venezuela (Caracas, 1993) and a Master’s degree in Digital Arts from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, 2015). His works have been exhibited worldwide in more than 70 collective and 40 solo shows. He lives between Barcelona and Caracas. 

Briceño’s passion for photography began when he was a teenager and he first exhibited his work in 1987. Between 2000 and 2021, he worked on the project entitled Gods of America: Natural Pantheon, in which he used digital photomontage (carried out during long-term periods of field research), creating a pantheon of different deities and mythological beings from different indigenous cultures across the Americas. Gods of America represented Venezuela at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) and have been exhibited, in either solo or group shows, in Finland, France, Hungary, Sweden, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Panama, New Zealand and Venezuela.

The artist received the Green Leaf Award for Artistic Excellence 2008, awarded by the Natural World Museum and the United Nations Environment Program for this compelling series, in addition to various other prizes and highly commented awards in his home country, Venezuela. His works have been published in more than 10 books worldwide and has printed 6 photobooks from the beginning of his career. His works are present in several particular and public collections all around the world.

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Based on our agreement with the artist, 15% of the pre-VAT price excluding frames will be donated to support Provita.

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Finishing: Printed on ink on Canson paper, mounted on dibond with a matt plastic protection and a backing aluminium frame.
Shipping: Delivery duration is 7-10 business days across the UK and Continental Europe and 15-25 days for the rest of the world. Delivery to some countries will be subjected to additional import VAT and duties to be paid to the courier directly.
Shipping: Delivery duration is 7-10 business days across the UK and Continental Europe and 15-25 days for the rest of the world. Delivery to some countries will be subjected to additional import VAT and duties to be paid to the courier directly.

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