Omar Chasan

Omar Chasán

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Omar Chasán

Omar is part of the fourth generation of weavers in his family, the youngest son of three. He learned to weave at the age of 8, and his work is based on experimentation, form and color. The freedom to create is an essential element of his process.

He is involved in every part of the creation of his pieces, carefully dyeing his yarn with exclusively natural dyes, respecting history and natural time in every element he uses. Simultaneously, he creates the design in his mind and weaves it: his ideas develop without a fixed pattern, following his experiences and emotions as they change over time.

Omar is an industrial engineer, graduated from the Anáhuac University in Oaxaca, from which he learned to be very detailed and careful in his processes. His philosophy is clear: to create carpet collections of the highest quality, innovative in their textile
tradition.

Each rug is carefully considered to communicate harmony and freedom to his audience, through the union of warp and weft, he seeks inspiration to create new possibilities and ways of doing and seeing things.

At his young age, Omar has performed in different spaces to talk about his creative process, which mixes his ancient textile tradition with his vision of contemporaneity.

Arrópame desde los pies, Oaxaca, (2013), Echoview fiber Mill, Asheville, NC (2018), Meredith college Art Department, NC (2019), Philadelphia Magic Gardens, PA (2019), Manayunk Weaver’s guild, PA (2019), Galería O, Oaxaca (2022).

Recipient of the Alice Brown 2021 memorial grant from the warp organization (Weave a Real Peace). His work has been featured in Orillo magazine, the fabric of your life. Issue 204, 2021.

He is currently in charge of the design and production department of Fe y Lola Rugs and Textiles in Oaxaca, Mexico.



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Bulmaro y Diego Pérez

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BULMARO AND DIEGO PÉREZ

BULMARO PÉREZ BAUTISTA

(TEOTITLÁN DEL VALLE, OAXACA, 1997)

He was born on July 19, 1997 in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, the cradle of wool rugs. His family has been dedicated to the craft of wool handicrafts for many generations, an artisanship they learned from a young age.

Bulmaro’s family taught him the value of the art that they made with their hands, he learned at a very young age each process to be able to collaborate at home.

Thanks to the support of his parents, he had the opportunity to have academic studies until graduating from university, however his objective was more inclined to preserve and promote the elaboration of the rugs of Teotitlán del Valle.

His first designs were made when he was 14 years old, in each loom he always implemented a different process that gave him a particular touch. Bulmaro has a fascination for abstract figures, because for him it is something that breaks with the order of the common in weaving, in his art involves the implementation of symbols or traditional designs.

Bulmaro enjoys capturing something extraordinary on the loom and preserving the essence of the traditions, symbols or representative sites of Oaxaca.

DIEGO ALBERTO PÉREZ BAUTISTA

(TEOTITLÁN DEL VALLE, OAXACA, 1998)

At his young age and as part of his family culture and tradition, he learned to weave wool rugs.

Diego agrees with his brother Bulmaro, when he expresses that the love for the art of weaving is something that is carried in the blood, that is transmitted from generation to generation and in which there is the opportunity to appreciate and value each process.

His first rugs were made when he was 12 years old and he started his own designs two years later. The shading technique is something he likes to implement in each creation, because for him it is an unusual weaving, to which more time, effort and details are dedicated.

La danza de la Pluma, one of the most representative dance pieces of the Guelaguetza and of which Diego is part, is his main source of inspiration.



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Beto Ruiz

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BETO RUIZ

(Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, 1979)

He learned the technique of weaving on pedal loom at the age of 8 in the Ruiz family workshop. At the age of 17 he started living in Tijuana and enrolled in different art workshops, where he met and worked with masters such as Francisco Chávez Corrugado, Felipe Ehrenberg, Carlos Zerpa, among others.

In 2008 he returned to Oaxaca to work on a series of pieces in pedal loom (electronic circuits) called Códices Contemporáneos; later in 2010 he founded Tallerocho8 – Espacio Liminal Textil.

His artistic interest lies in the exploration of the frontiers between different artistic languages and in the re-signification of weaving through the use of current art strategies such as installation, video, among others.

His work has been exhibited in Oaxaca, Tijuana, the United States and Mexico City.



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Fidel Montaño

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Fidel Montaño

He learned basic weaving when he was 11 years old, his father was the one who encouraged him to learn this craft.

Fidel left for a while the elaboration of the rugs of Teotitlán del Valle to dedicate himself to his studies at the university, it was until 2020 that he met his cousin Pedro Diego – who is a craftsman – and taught him the basic techniques, from there he knew that textiles and designs with organic shapes, were his passion.

In the year 2021 he experimented, developed and perfected his own weaving techniques starting Abstrarct Rugs, a project aimed at textiles with organic shapes and contemporary designs where fortunately he had an excellent acceptance by the public.



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