From today, and until the 19th of this month, you can visit the exhibition at the El Mocán Cultural Center
The plastic arts circuit 'Itineraria', promoted by the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, brings the work of the painter Juan Guerra (Gran Canaria, 1945) and his exhibition called 'Dream Geography' to the municipality of Mogán. The War exhibition opens on September 5, in the exhibition hall of the El Mocán Cultural Center and
It can be visited until September 19.
This is the latest individual installment by Juan Guerra in which he tackles the substrata of the landscape as a journey through imagined spaces, using as support two disparate pictorial techniques that the artist masters in an outstanding way, ink and oil. The exhibition, in whose organization the Mogán City Council collaborates,
It can be visited free of charge from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The 'Itinerary' circuit
displaces the municipalities of the island many of the exhibitions regularly promoted by the Department of Plastic Arts of the Council of Culture of the Cabildo in its center located in Vegueta.
About the artist
On paper, on canvas, in small and large format, the playful moment of the creation of Guerra
born from a first stain that guides his work. The rich creation of atmospheres and the complex interplay of the different shots recorded in these works transport the public in this new installment curated by Aldara Santana from Tenerife to new universes that seem to only exist in her mind.
As Santana points out, Guerra poses a series of challenges that he more than achieves in each of these pieces:
work with aerial perspective to create unique atmospheres on different planes, playing with the stain as a playful moment of execution and acting by letting oneself be carried away by automatism. 'Dream Geography' "fills this room with travels in space and time, with strong contrasts between the black and white of the pieces executed in ink and the colorism of the oil landscapes," warns the curator of the exhibition.
Also the poet Javier Cabrera points out that the landscape that Juan Guerra summons on the surface of the canvas,
it turns out as many landscapes as memories of the landscape we can be able to reconstruct«because the landscape is not the ultimate vocation of Guerra when he makes us cross the fixed side of another reality, it will be an estimation of his infinite reading of the history of the landscape to contract in it the symbol that it ultimately comes to represent».
'Weightless rock', by Juan Guerra. /
According to Cabrera, “Juan Guerra's audacity does not lie in the beautiful workmanship with which he summons us to recognize a landscape, to make us part of its symbology, to agree on the allegorical universality that its emblem contains. It lies, remote glimpse, in moving
with amazing reliability within the beauty that the landscape promotes: a promise of the symbol that is only achieved when the freedom to paint transcends the latency of the history of painting».
Almost five decades have passed since Juan Guerra Hernández began his journey in the world of artistic creation. In 1960 he began painting studies at the Luján Pérez School and in 1975
begins the studies of Fine Arts in Las Palmas de Gran Canariaobtaining in 1980 the degree in the Faculty Santa Isabel of Hungary of the University of Seville.
In European capitals such as Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, among others, he expands his knowledge. He has served as
Professor of Drawing in different institutes of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In 1984 he began studying Architecture at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and in 2013 he was elected Corresponding Academician of the Royal Canarian Academy of Fine Arts (RACBA).