I want to inspire people around the world to value and protect Biodiversity and the human communities around it.
— Arturo Laime
Arturo Laime is a Latin American Peruvian artist living in Frankfurt am Main. He works primarily in painting, mixed media and sculpture. He studied environmental sciences before opening a commercial art business and studying fine arts at E. Sachs Visual Arts Institute in Lima.
After art school Arturo started Amazon Action; a jungle lodge and cultural association dedicated to environmental and social initiatives in Peruvian Amazon rainforest. Arturo directed and worked on projects like art workshops, training in education and health for Amazonian mothers, rehabilitation of local fauna and medical aid for small villages. During this time Arturo learnt alternative techniques from artists of the forest.
Laime worked in a series of large sculptures for the Peruvian Dinosaurs educational project. The tour exhibition visited 6 cities and had millions of visitors, and was featured on History Channel. Soon after that a flood on Amazon river destroyed the jungle lodge and forced Arturo to close Amazon Action.
In 2013 Arturo moved to Frankfurt am Main. He had several exhibitions both in America and Europe. Laime’s work explores the relationship and the delicate balance between man and nature. He understands his creative work as a mission to create consciousness about the importance of preserving endangered wildlife and human communities.