"I paint in a traditional oil glazing method which came about through my faith. This is a devotional approach to painting. The process is one of ritual. I carry out every painting in the same method, it is the repetitiveness that makes it a ritual. Painting has always been a inner and physical sanctuary where I can carry out my inner expression about humanity. The technique I work in requires multiple opaque, semi opaque and translucent layers of paint to be built upon one another with a dominance of brown and black in the pallete; this method of painting was the main oil painting technique in Western art from the early Renaissance to the post revolutionary period. I taught myself this centuries old technique through constant art historical research and hours of critical observation of old paintings. It requires draftsmanship, a knowledge of the direction of light, figuration and classical composition."
Fine Art Paintings
"I am a person of color from the Bay Area. Coming from that background, it is essential to me to paint underrepresented populations that were affected by Western Colonialism. I am appropriating traditional European painting techniques and subverting them to represent those of the conquered."
Mon, Mar 11 2019, 12PM - Fri, Mar 15 2019, 5PM
151 Hubbell Street, San Francisco, California, 94107
CCA Painting and Drawing Program
"ANSWERS is a showcase of multiple figured compositions by Iñigo Guzmán who works in 17th century old master techniques of painting."
CCA Hubbell Street Galleries
Free and open to the public
Opening reception: Thurs., Mar. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 12:00-5:00 p.m.; Thurs., 12:00-7:30 p.m.; Closed Saturday & Sunday
2021 Cathedral Sacred Arts & History Exhibit, Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Mary, San Francisco, CA
2018 The Pancakes and Booze Art Show, Metro Opera House, Oakland, CA
2018 The Lofty Lounge Loggia , Lofty Lounge Loggia, San Francisco, CA
Select Drawings (Pencil on Paper)
/ 1 / Pensive Holy Virgin / On Request / 11" x 8.5" / 2019 /
/ 3 / Study for Saint Elizabeth / On Request / 11" x 8.5" / 2017 /
/ 3 / La Familia / On Request / 11" x 8.5" / 2019 /
Prints (Monotype on Paper)
/ Self Portrait / On Request / 11" x 8.5" / 2017 /
/ Self Portrait as Heracles / On Request / 11" x 8.5" / 2017 /
/ Descending Guardian Angel / On Request / 11" x 8.5" / 2017 /
/ Descending Guardian Angel II / On Request / 11" x 8.5" / 2017 /
/ Santo Niño / On Request / 11" x 8.5" / 2017 /
/ Santo Niño II / On Request / 11" x 8.5" / 2017 /