Original painting “Puerto Asis, Colombia”, artwork by Chrisantem Machacek, Czech Republic. Acrylic on canvas 66 x 46 cm, framed in a golden wooden frame, ready to hang. Colombia 2020
Technique: Acrylic Painting
Dimensions: 66 x 46 x 3.5 cm
Support: Wooden frame, gold color, ready to hang
Year and place of creation: 2020, Puerto Asis, Colombia
Edition: UNIQUE WORK
Signature: Work signed by hand in the right bottom corner
About the Artwork „Puerto Asis“ by the author…
Puerto Asis is a insignificant small town in the south of the Colombia, on the border with Peru, in the area of the river Putomayo. It has about 70,000 inhabitants.
On the streets, it is possible to see a lot of riders on motorcycles, quite often they carry strange loads or hold one or two children. Of course, helmets have almost no one…
I spent an unforgettable 11 days in this town in November and December 2020 and its surroundings with a local native person and his wife, on the roof of his house under construction I meditated and smoked local strong cigars at least every day…
They accepted me as their own son. With my host and his wife and other people, I drank excellent Ayahuasca medicine there and I also had the opportunity to cook Ayahuasca from fresh vine…
Thanks for your gifts, Puerto Asis, I look forward to seeing you again!
He started with photography at the age of 12, later he turned his passion into the official studies at the Department of Still Photography at the Film and TV School in Prague (FAMU). He regards the photography as a tool for sharing the beauty of “the physical world”. Later he expanded his focus into drawing and painting because he desired to share his inner visions with the public.
There are numerous experiences with “shamanic master plants” (Ayahuasca, Iboga etc.) behind his work. He is using them for the healing of his body and soul because of the profoundly unfortunate experiences he had lived through. If you like to learn more about plant medicines, visit his other project PachamamaHerbs.com (English) or Ladirna.cz (Czech language).
Chrisantem loves to paint in the bigger formats using the acrylic and oil colours. Each canvas is formed layer by layer, taking many hours to complete. He does a lot of thinking & sketches envisioning the final result.
In the photography he prefers to use a middle format camera with a black&white film. The time in his dark room where he enlarges the photos on the silver print baryta papers is like a meditation for him.
Chrisantem thinks that the creation of an art is a sacred state of being, completely thoughtless. Only an art, only the creation, only searching, exploring and transforming.