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Global Representation of the Art of Manuel Guerrero Mora

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Debut of "Chicago" Series...

We are proud to introduce the series Vertico/Horizonto, inspired by the melting-pot culture and singularly unique architecture of Chicago, Illinois.

"Transparencias" 2007 - Oil on Canvas - 120 x 135 (cm) - 736

About us...

Art-Luis was formed by three individuals, new to the vocation of art, who passionately share an appreciation for the work of abstract expressionist artist Manuel Guerrero Mora.

Rene Karlsen, Ph.D.

Dr. Karlsen operates out of Washington, DC and is fluent in English, German, French, Swedish and Italian. Dr. Karlsen primarily oversees operations in Europe. Dr. Karlsen may be reached via email at rk@art-luis.com

Luis Cortes

Mr. Cortes operates out of Miami, Florida and is fluent in English and Spanish. Mr. Cortes primarily oversees operations in North & South America. Mr. Cortes may be reached via emal at lc@art-luis.com

Dr. Vladimir Skul

Mr. Skul operates out of Chicago, Illinois and is fluent in English but also converses in Croatian. Mr. Skul primarily oversees online operations. Mr. Skul may be reached via email at vskul1@comcast.net

Luis Cortes (305) 746-2729
Dr. Vladimir Skul (847) 559-0108

Please direct general inquiries to art@art-luis.com

Rene Karlsen, Ph.D.

Dr. Karlsen operates out of Washington, DC and is fluent in English, German, French, Swedish and Italian. Dr. Karlsen primarily oversees operations in Europe. Dr. Karlsen may be reached via email at rk@art-luis.com

Luis Cortes

Mr. Cortes operates out of Miami, Florida and is fluent in English and Spanish. Mr. Cortes primarily oversees operations in North & South America. Mr. Cortes may be reached via emal at lc@art-luis.com

Dr. Vladimir Skul

Mr. Skul operates out of Chicago, Illinois and is fluent in English but also converses in Croatian. Mr. Skul primarily oversees online operations. Mr. Skul may be reached via email at vskul1@comcast.net

biography...

Manuel Guerrero Mora was born in Pasto, Colombia in 1947. At the age of 10, his artistic education began at the School of Arts at the University of Nariño. Eight years later, he moved to Bogota, worked in creative retail display and continued figurative painting.

1969 marked the year of Manuel Guerrero Mora’s first individual exposition, at the Turantioquia Gallery in Medellin. During the next five years, he taught graphic design at the Superior Academy of Arts while continuing to refine his own art. By the mid 1970s, Manuel Guerrero Mora moved to Cali to completely immerse himself in his art. This marked the period where the work, including his cognitive processes, became more and more abstract.

By the late 1970s, Manuel Guerrero Mora returned to Pasto; his art and reputation became more widespread, resulting in expositions in Ecuador (Quito and Cuenca), and Colombia (Pasto, Bogota, Cali and Medellin). His work was inspired by many different muses and this resulted in the classification of his art into several different thematic series: Sur (South), based on landscapes of the majestic Andes mountains; Tropico (Tropics), inspired by the Amazonian rainforest and the Pacific regions; Exodo (Exodus) and Laberinto (Labyrinth), both deeply influenced by the tenuous social situation of Colombia.

This passion has led to the artist's continued involvement in socio-cultural and civic programs throughout his country. Notable examples have been his involvement in the state of Nariño’s turn of the century movement to reduce analphabetism as well as the Alliance for Communication and Culture of Nariño, co-sponsored by United Nations Program for Development (PNUD) and the Nariño Department of Education. In addition, the artist’s enthusiasm with video and cinematography has resulted in the production of some three dozen cultural documentaries featuring his home country. In 2005, Manuel Guerrero Mora was officially decorated by the Colombian Senate for his continued artistic and cultural achievements.

In 1996, Manuel Guerrero Mora traveled to Europe to showcase his work. This ultimately led to numerous exhibitions in France (Andrée Macé Gallery - Paris 2003, Etienne de Causans Gallery - Paris 2006 and Abbaye de Trizay - La Rochelle 2007), as well as the earlier exhibition at the Galerie Wind, Soest (Netherlands).

At present, the artist divides his time between workshops in Paris and Chicago as well as his native Pasto. The cities that he has visited have resulted in a new body of work and corresponding series, Vertico/Horizonto (Vertical/Horizontal), initially inspired by the culture and architecture of Chicago, Illinois.

Only one thing is certain in all art and that is change, not in the underlying emotion and passion, but in its embodiment. To that end, Manuel Guerrero Mora has delved into mixed media and light boxes.

 

 

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