A self-taught artist, he was born in the city of Guadalajara in 1963. With Surrealist style, his work has been exhibited in Mexico and abroad, with more than 150 exhibitions.
The dreamlike, playful surreal world of Ignacio Guerrero, evokes hidden places in the ways of the impossible, the flight of a bird, a cage, horses, sirens, men and women in full metamorphosis quasi-kafkianas show us common elements in that strange world created from the recondite of his brushes, imbued with oils and acrylics that besmear his canvases with poetry.
Ignacio Guerrero: The Dreams Weaver
The pictorial work of Ignacio Guerrero is surprising for the rigor of its beauty. The color and the capacity to represent spaces, bodies and palpitaries impregnated with energy dazzle anyone who contemplates them; in the face of this simple fact, no one can escape from the enchantment provoked by the permission to investigate the universe of dreaming, an idyllic paradise impossible to inhabit.
Our folklore is the best pretext found by the author to extract the tone of our Mexican land, the nuance of romantic passions and the figuration of the utopian, giving us the result of its magic that also impacts by the hybridity of the cultural components, characteristic vigorous and essential of our artists.
The architectural spaces are deliberately fractured by illogical ingredients in order to amaze us. Tropical fruits are inhabited as enclosures; and birds, horses and characters enjoy a chimerical metamorphosis.
Thanks to his creative capacity, the author gives us the pleasure of the aesthetic contemplation of the illusory, of the meadow that leads to the country of the ideal, where we can rescue, for brief moments, the rudeness of the real.
This is how Ignacio Guerrero, renowned painter from Mexico and with a presence abroad, contributes with precise technique in the complex and delicate art of capturing, in the whiteness of the canvases, fragments of the vast figurative color of the imaginary universe.
IGNACIO GUERRERO is free when he paints and frees us at the same time from any prejudment to dream, asleep or awake.
Women stretch their arms and legs to occupy a dignified and comfortable place on the canvas where they will inhabit. The birds, be they hummingbirds, doves or herons, accompany each visual journey towards the farthest airs.
Each figure is an allegory, a frank emotion translated into animals and characters thanks to mastery of technique and brush. All that is observed is a game, a wonderful game of tonalities and textures.
The horses gallop with energy, the doors do not find the key, the branches of the trees yearn for float. There is no doubt that the most sympathetic and provocative muses parade with enthusiasm for each painting and direct the pictorial orchestra with the flying hands of infinite creativity.
– Laura Zohn