Cristopher Reyna Choque is a master craftsman, sculptor, and jewelry designer. He has been a practicing artist and artisan for over 13 years, with his current emphasis on working with metals, semi-precious stones, bones, and other recycled and organic materials. Utilizing a mixed media technique of wire wrapping, carving, and weaving, Cristopher creates intricate wearable art that fuses ancestral Peruvian culture with a contemporary artisanal aesthetic.
Christopher is also a skilled metal worker and sculptor, applying jewelry making techniques to up-cycle discarded toys, electronics, and artesanía into sculptures of biomechanical creatures.
Christopher has been heavily involved in teaching others how to create as part of his mission to empower youth through craft. He has dedicated the past 6 years of his practice to traveling around South America and Peru offering free workshops in wire wrapping and sculpting with metal to young people as an alternative to drug use and delinquency. He has participated in international art festivals such as Akumal Art Festival in Mexico and Amazonarte in Pucallpa, Peru. Cristopher's work has been exhibited in galleries and art fairs in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and Cuba.
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