“The medicine (Ayahuasca) diminishes your ego, showing you how the ego blinds you and dominates your every though and action in life. By doing so it opens your eyes and ears to the dialogue of Mother Nature; the plants, the animals and all of the spirits around us. Thus you can live in greater harmony within yourself, your community and the planet.” – Reshin Bima
Reshin Bima (Layner Mori Huayta) is an artist of the Shipibo-Konibo indigenous tribe of Peru. His paintings depict Amazonian landscapes and shamanic visions that are inspired by rituals performed with the use of certain plant medicines (known in Shipibo as rao), in particular ayahuasca, traditional to the Shipibo-Konibo culture. Through these spiritual practices, Reshin Bima explores the cosmos and his unique ancestral inheritance, enhancing the visionary journey of his work.
Reshin Bima was born in 1981 in the Native Community of Santa Clara, located along Lake Yarinacocha in the Ucayali region. At an early age, he migrated to Peru’s capitol city, Lima, where he lived in the Shipibo community of Cantagallo and transformed himself into a self-taught artist. He quickly gained recognition as one of Peru’s finest contemporary Shipibo artists and exhibited paintings with the Shipibo Artists collective Barin Bababo (Descendants of the Sun).
In his native Peru, Reshin Bima has exhibited in an array of galleries, including at the National Museum of Peru in Lima and Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun) in Cusco, and he has participated in numerous art fairs, murals, workshops and social projects. He currently lives in California where he continues to create art and promote the preservation of his cultural traditions.