"Art should be a reflection of human intelligence, talent, and sensitivity, and not just a product of marketing."
Mexican Artist, Angelica Guerrero holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Monterrey and an MFA from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua. Angelica has taken several courses in Mexico and abroad including schools like Parsons and School of Visual Arts in New York, and Central Saint Martins in London. She is currently focused on her artwork working with commissions and new productions. She has been in 9 group shows in the UK and Mexico and had a solo exhibit in Chihuahua, Mexico. She currently lives in Lincoln, UK.
"As a painter, my inspiration comes from experiences that I have in my life and in my dreams. I employ a personal vocabulary to express the ephemeral quality of the world. Accordingly, my work is continuously ranging from representational to abstract, while sometimes intervening the representational with the abstract. Although the subject matter of my work may vary; colour, as an intrinsic element remains its constant theme. I significantly value colour for its powerful symbolism, so I like to employ it for communicating emotion and mood.
An element that permeates and is reflected in my work is my Mexican background, visible through the colourful palette and naïf-surrealistic elements. Also, my graphic design background inspires some of my abstract works, such as my geometric compositions, also noticeable in symbols in my figurative paintings.
Besides painting, I have been experimenting with different forms of art, for instance, I make sculptures using different materials such as resin, plastic, tread, and limestone.
In this regard, with my work, I aim to spread a feeling or sense of vitality and joy, in a continuous celebration of a life well-lived."
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist