Following my trip to Peru, I return to Birmingham inspired by the bright neons of Peruvian chicha style artwork and invite you to sit for a FREE Peruvian chicha style portrait at this year's Eye Candy Festival.
Combining my love of portraiture and Peruvian chicha artwork you’re guaranteed a portrait that’ll put the colour back in your cheeks!
This year the Eye Candy Festival returns to Birmingham in the form of an Illustration Art Fair and Pop-up store. I'll be at the Illustration Art Fair on Saturday 1st October from 10am - 4pm offering FREE Peruvian chicha style portraits.
Eye Candy is taking over a section of the beautiful church of St Martin in the Bullring for the special Illustration Art Fair. Join me on Saturday the 1st October with 30 other artists, illustrators and crafters selling their wares as well as free workshop fun where you can learn something new and make something to take home with you.
What is Chicha?
Chicha posters have been seen plastered across the streets and walls of Peru since the 1980s advertising Chicha music and bands playing in the area.
Chicha is a combination of tropical and Andean rhythms, the visual style uses bright neons, heavy blacks and typography.
One artist at the heart of the Chicha style is Elliot Tupac, his family screen printing business is hailed as the instigators of the Chicha style.
Confusingly it's also a tasty alcoholic beverage!
While on my travels I've spotted quite a few examples of chicha artwork. Keep up with my whereabouts and follow my adventures on instagram.com/michelleturton