Chulla Vida means "One Life" in Quichua  (Ecuador) "I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. I have a lot to learn from other people"

Chulla Vida means "One Life" in Quichua  (Ecuador)

"I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. I have a lot to learn from other people"

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Byron Tenesaca 

"I was born in 1993 in a small village called San Jose, located in the outskirts of Cuenca, Ecuador, which is found in the valley of the Andes Mountains. The Yanuncay River flows through my village and it’s where I lived the most memorable moments of my life along with my grandma. Having a third world childhood developed my creativity from a young age and I believe that it has allowed me to see things from a slightly different perspective as I travel the world. I grew up hearing legends and stories from my grandma every night with the goal of teaching me a lesson about life. She directed my attention to the fantasy imaginary world from a young age. As I grow older I have nourished that imagination created by those stories and I’ve consciously and unconsciously applied it to my artworks." 

Byron Tenesaca is Visual Artist with a focus in Painting and Photography. After graduating from WCU in 2015 with a BFA in Studio Art, he was selected as the recipient of an Artist’s Residency at The Bascom in Highlands, NC. His current works seek to create a subconscious documentation of various spaces on Western North Carolina activated by the inclusion of varied light sources, objects and the human presence. Treating photography as performance art, his recent work has given him a new role as set director, where he’s searching for locations that evoke in him a memory. In one still image, he records a narrative performance of human presence in these surroundings that attempts to portray a vision influenced by dreams, memories and experiences. 

 

 

 

 

Commissioned Work 

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