Luis Guerra

Luis

Guerra

Aguililla

2020, Watercolor and color pencil on paper, 8.5 x 14 in

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Luis

Guerra

El Secreto y Su Guardi�n II

2017, Watercolor, gouache, and acrylic on paper, 39 x 24 in

$
7000

Luis

Guerra

Gracia II

2015, Watercolor on paper, 11 x 8.5 in

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0

Luis

Guerra

Upon Deaf Ears

2005, Watercolor and gouache on rice paper, 30 x 19 in

$
3000

Luis

Guerra

Bajo Luz de Luna III

1996, Silkscreen on paper, 30 x 22 in

$
550

Luis

Guerra

Este Gallo Canta

2020, Woodcut print on paper, 16 x 22 in

$
550
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Luis Guerra

About the Artist

Luis Guerra is a painter, sculptor, and storyteller who divides his time between Real de Catorce, a mountain village in San Luis Potosi, and Austin, Texas.

His work is in several museums, including the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His "Homage to the Letterform," a mural created with his students at Austin Community College, hangs at the Northridge Library.

Guerra has received various awards, among them the Siqueiros-Pollock Award in the Binational Border Painting Competition of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, in Mexico, and a Juror's Commendation from Deborah Sokolove, director of the Dadian Gallery, Wesley Theological Seminary.

His artwork has appeared in numerous publications, including the "Texas Observer" and the definitive "Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art," from Bilingual Press.

His stories have also appeared in a variety of places. A nonfiction piece, "Of Ceremony and Ceramics," came out in "Ceramics Monthly." For twenty years, he narrated his "Cuentos de la Sierra" on NPR's "Latino USA."

In 1985, after teaching art for ten years, Guerra turned full-time to his artwork. He began this phase of his career by traveling to Japan and Korea, where he immersed himself in sumi-e and in Zen calligraphy.

Artist Statement

It's time for art to return to its roots: Respect for the craft. Working from the heart, with the hands. Searching to understand the unknown. To pray, to make offerings, to give thanks. True art is spiritual.

When a person looks at my work, and comes to see the world in a new light, I have done my job.