Paccarik Orue

March 2, 2016 - April 3, 2016

Laguna Lulicocha, Pasco, Peru
2014
archival pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Paccarik Orue
$1,300

Tajo Raul Rojas, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Paccarik Orue
$1,300

Cruz de San Juan y Tajo Raul Rojas, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2014
archival pigment print
40" x 40"

image © Paccarik Orue
$2,500

Repartiendo queso y leche, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$800

Despues de la fiesta, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Bailarina de Los Capullos, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$800

Baldes de agua, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Fiesta de Las Cruces de Mayo, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Secando ropa y Charqui, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2014
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

La Ultima Cena Cerreña, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2014
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Tu y yo, Cero de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Reclutador, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

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$700

Calentadores de hogar, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

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$700

Violinista (la ultima canción), Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Educación física, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Paccarik Orue
$1,300

Trombonista de La Polifónica Magistral, Cerro de Pasco
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Ex-Laguna Quilacocha #2, Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Secando uniformes, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$800

Cruz de Paragsha, niños, cometas y desmonte, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2012
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$800

Viviendas y desmonte, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Niño lobo, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Paccarik Orue
$1,300

Pieles, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2014
archival pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Paccarik Orue
$1,300

Botas, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Hombre con Chuyo, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Niños jugando en Champamarca, Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$800

Campamento Minero 1 de Mayo, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Vizcacha Andina con sombrero, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2014
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$800

Carnicero, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$800

Kaypin-Cruz, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Paccarik Orue
$1,300

El Muqui en el Tajo Raul Rojas, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2014
archival pigment print
5" x 5"

image © Paccarik Orue
$800

Ex-Laguna Quilacocha, Pasco, Peru
2012
archival pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Paccarik Orue
$1,300

Jugando voleibol, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2012
archival pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Paccarik Orue
$1,300

Cabezas, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Niña, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2012
archival pigment print
17" x 17"

image © Paccarik Orue
$700

Propiedad Privada #1, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2013
archival pigment print
20" x 20"

image © Paccarik Orue
$1,300

Bancos, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2012
archival pigment print
9" x 13"

image © Paccarik Orue
$600

Mirando el tajo, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
2014
archival pigment print
9" x 13"

image © Paccarik Orue
$600

Paccarik Orue

El Muqui

Named after a trickster in local folklore that is simultaneously revered and feared by the inhabitants of the Peruvian city Cerro de Pasco, El Muqui is a celebration of the culture of this community of 70,000 people that is slowly being encroached upon by the large, profitable mine it surrounds. Artist Paccarik Orue commemorates Cerro de Pasco with his dynamic, vibrant color portraits of the town’s inhabitants and surrounding landscape, which he has supplemented with historical, vernacular, and geological ephemera especially for this exhibition.

“This is an important project for me because after living in the US for half of my life, I felt that it was essential to find myself and reconnect with my Peruvian roots and heritage. El Muqui also gives me the opportunity to continue making work of social relevance and to give people, like the inhabitants of Cerro de Pasco, a voice that they do not have. As the mining activity increases, the Peruvian government is planning to relocate the city, so this project documents a city that will cease to exist as it is today.”

Paccarik Orue was born and raised in Lima, Peru and resides in San Francisco, California where he earned a BFA from the Academy of Art University. His work has been shown at SF Camerawork, Book & Job Gallery, Carte Blanche, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, and it has been published inJuxtapoz, The New York Times, Nueva Luz, Fototazo, Lenscratch, and Feature Shoot, among others. Orue was awarded En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship Award for 2013-2014, and his first monograph, There Is Nothing Beautiful Around Here, was published by Owl & Tiger Books in 2012. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition of El Muqui.