Maximo Laura has become one of South America’s pre-eminent and most unique textile artists, internationally known for creating tapestries that integrate and synthesize ancestral weaving techniques, symbols, memories, myths and rituals with contemporary art.
Born in Peru, Maximo Laura became a student of art, beginning a life-long study of art history and literature that took him beyond Peru and introduced him to the world of contemporary style. His fusion of Andean history with modern art is the basis for the creation for the luxury tapestry designs that have graced exhibitions and museums across the world.
Each luxury tapestry is handwoven on a floor loom and is designed by Mr. Laura himself from his home workshop in Lima, where he currently resides. This is also home to the first Museo Maximo Laura – opened in 1998, it houses a collection of the most important and richest artistic visions and is a place to encourage and inspire artists.
In the second Museo Maximo Laura, in Cusco, Peru, more tapestries are preserved and exhibited. This location is also home to workshops where attendees can learn about design, technology, color and texture as well as techniques for weaving that are usually reserved for the Master Weavers trained by Mr. Laura himself.