Latino Holiday Gifts for Art Lovers – 2022 Holiday Gift Guide
Here are our favorite gifts for art lovers and wanna-be artists by Latino businesses.
This is the first of a series of three creations by Brazilian artist Niege Borges. The price is for an 8X8 print, however the print can be ordered up to a 28X28 for $54.50.
As with all art, the story behind the artist and how they create their works are part of the fun of collecting and this is no excfefption!
Niege: “Latinas and black women inspire me a lot. I am from Brazil, which is a super diverse country and I live in New York, which is also super diverse, so it is important to me to reflect that in my illustrations.”
Niege Borges is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York and originally from the south of Brazil, where she graduated in Graphic Design. She’s been working as a full-time freelancer for years and some of her clients include Instagram, Apple, Sephora, Refinery29, IBM, Unilever, Twitter, Teen Vogue, Allure, Visa and TOMS. Niege is known for her colorful, irreverent and fun designs and illustrations. Even though she works with different illustration styles, her personal work has a lot of textures and often portrays fabulous women and fashion.
Hand Painted Ceramic Llama
Llamas have taken over the world, so chances are really good that you have one or ten llama lovers on your list.
This sweet and colorful little figurine has been hand-crafted and finely hand-painted by artisans from the highlands in Peru. Using their traditional techniques they empower themselves and provide financial support to their families.
You can choose white or red, white, blue or black llamas, with a couple of layers of glossy finish.
Measure of the Packing: 12.5 x 8 x 16 cm | 4.9″ x 3.15″ x 6.3″
Ruben Berrocal Moscoso, the man behind Kusca Peru, uses his love for Peruvian craftsmanship to highlight the wealth, art and culture of our beautiful country.
Kusca is a Fair Trade brand, from BERROCAL, a Peruvian company that exports decoration and gift items handmade by Peruvian artisans. Each product is ethically crafted and responsibly handmade , under fair conditions for the crafters.
The brand is a very important pillar in the development and improvement of their lifestyle.
Recycle your Plastics to Pots Kit
This is a great gift for plant lovers, DIYers, and Families to get creative and make something!
This kit was created to inspire you to take some time and make something with your hands. No artistic background is required.
Kit Contains: 2 pairs of Vinyl Gloves – Link to video Tutorial – Pigments – Concrete – Mixing Container
Check out some of the pots others have made over on Instagram #PlasticsToPots
Founded in 2013, Concrete Geometric grew out of founder Krizia Flores’ love for minimalism and geometric objects.
Growing up in a DIY household helped frame her passion for creating the clothes she wanted to wear and the art she wanted to see, her frequent camping trips as a child, and LA’s constantly growing industrial landscape.
Krizia believes creativity just happens when you’re really inspired by your surroundings.
Colombian Vallenato Player Art Print
Colombia is known as “The land of a thousand rhythms” but actually holds over 1,025 folk rhythms. Vallenato (“born in the valle”), is one of the most famous ones, which has its origins in the Colombian Caribbean region. The accordion, is one of its main traditional instruments, together with caja vallenata and guacharaca.
Give the gift of nostalgia to the loved one on your list who would love a reminder of the Vallenato in their home, office or other personal space.
– Premieum quality poster
– Paper weight: 200 gsm / 80 lb
Behind MiTierra there is a Colombian named Camilo who has been living abroad since 1998. One year in the USA, eight years in Spain and since 2008 in France.
He never stops talking about and sharing his love and admiration for the beauty of his country, Colombia.
His goal is to bring a little piece of Colombian beauty to your home.
Book: Latinx Art: Artists, Markets, and Politics by Arlene Davila
Want to give the art lover on your list a really smart gift? BAM! Give them a book about Latinx Art!
Providing an inside and critical look of the global contemporary art market, Dávila’s book is at once an introduction to contemporary Latinx art and a call to decolonize the art worlds and practices that erase and whitewash Latinx artists. Dávila shows the importance of race, class, and nationalism in shaping contemporary art markets while providing a path for scrutinizing art and culture institutions and for diversifying the art world.
Arlene Dávila (born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) has contributed to the field of Latino/a Studies as an author and professor. She is the founding director of The Latinx Project, and has written eight books and many articles on issues ranging from depictions of public images of Latinos, marketing to Latinos, cultural politics in Puerto Rico, and Latinization of the United States. Her research focuses on race and ethnicity, media studies, and Puerto Rican national identities. She is a professor at New York University.