The exhibition 'Dream Geography' will be presented on July 1 at the Casa de la Cultura Pancho Guerra as part of the 'Itineraria' circuit of the Cabildo Gran Canaria
The plastic arts circuit 'Itineraria', promoted by the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, brings the
municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana the work of the painter Juan Guerra (Gran Canaria, 1945) and his exhibition called 'Dream Geography'. The war exhibition
opens on July 1 in the House of Culture Pancho Guerra of the aforementioned municipality and can be visited
until next July 29.
This is the latest solo installment by Juan Guerra in which he tackles the substrata of the landscape as a journey through imagined spaces, using as support
two disparate painting techniques that the artist dominates in an outstanding way, the ink and the oil. The exhibition, in whose organization the City Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana collaborates, can
free to visit from Monday to Friday, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
'Weightless rock', by Juan Guerra'.
circuit 'Itinerary' displaces to 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.
On paper, on canvas, in small and large format, the playful moment of the creation of Guerra is 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 the aerial perspective to create unique atmospheres in different planes, play with the stain as a playful moment of execution and act letting yourself be carried away by automatism. 'Dream Geography'
“fill this room with travels in space and timewith strong contrasts between the black and white of the pieces executed with ink and the colorism of the oil landscapes”, warns the curator of the exhibition.
The poet Javier Cabrera also points out that the landscape that Juan Guerra conjures up on the surface of the canvas is as many landscapes as there are memories of the landscape that we may be able to reconstruct, «because we don't
the landscape is the ultimate vocation of War 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 in order to contract in it the symbol that it ultimately comes to represent».
Work of Juan Guerra.
According to Cabrera, «
the audacity of Juan Guerra it does not reside in the beautiful invoice with which it 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 us with amazing reliability to the interior of the beauty that the landscape promotes: a promise of the symbol that is only achieved when the freedom to paint goes beyond 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 Juan Guerra began painting studies at the Luján Pérez School and in 1975
begins the studies of Fine Arts in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, obtaining in 1980 the degree in the Faculty Santa Isabel of Hungary of the University of Seville. In European capitals like Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, among others, he expands his knowledge. He has served as Professor of Drawing in different institutes in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In 1984 he began studying Architecture at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and in 2013 he is
elected Corresponding Academician of the Royal Canarian Academy of Fine Arts (RACBA).