About

Photography by Gabriel Barreto, New York.

Photography by Gabriel Barreto, New York.

 
 

I am 20 years old. I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I started out designing collages when I was about 15 years old. I knew I had discovered something special, so I decided to start applying these designs everywhere I could: from deco, to artworks, and finally to clothing.

I believe inspiration can be born anywhere. I am a very visual person, so I try to get inspiration from anywhere I can. From the beach, to palm trees, to a painting, even a vacation trip. Almost all of my prints include at least one photo I have taken in a place I have visited. Every time I see a texture, an object, a landscape that inspires me, I take a picture and include them inside my collages. This has made me feel a lot more close to my art since these places are great memories that I have from my country, other places I have visited, time I have spent with my friends and loved ones. For me, every collage I make has a story and great memories behind it.