Guillermo Lorca- A Chilean Artist You Should Know About

by | Aug 8, 2022 | Artists | 0 comments

Lorca’s paintings combine Baroque and Renaissance elements with surrealism, imagination, and paranoia to create images conveying alluring opulence and savage violence. Lorca’s compositions are precisely designed and dramatic; they frequently represent innocent humans caught in the middle of imminent tragedy, gory animal corpses, smoke-filled sky, and growling conflicts.

“I think that although painting cannot replicate that phenomenon exactly, my idea was to find something that had a bit of that spirit, and I found it in a realistic painting,” Guillermo Lorca says of his works, which aim to reenact phenomenon created by classic fairy tales. This narrative transcends time and is a vessel for elements of the human soul to be communicated through generations of storytelling. It inspires and maintains its own story while attempting to appeal to most fundamental human emotions.” Lorca does not create randomly; each picture is meticulously planned from conception to completion.


An Insight into His Life

Guillermo Lorca, a Chilean artist known for his large-scale oil paintings filled with actual storylines and dreamy sequences, told us that French artist Gustave Doré encouraged him to become an artist (1832-1883).

Guillermo Lorca was 16 when he began training under Chilean painter Sergio Montero, similar to Doré, whose skill was found early on (he arrived in Paris when he was 13 and was already at the age of 15 working as an illustrator for journal pour.

Lorca’s painting style triggers on-edge feelings by mixing razor-sharp realism with lavish baroque brushstrokes, with the result being both terrible and beautiful or just beautiful.


His interest in Art and Painting

Guillermo Lorca García Painter developed an early interest in art and began painting at eight. After finishing high school, he enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts program at Chile’s Catholic University. Still, his admiration for the traditional route of creative study waned as he became conscious of his lack of development in technical abilities he was so anxious to learn.

As a result, she left university in 2006 to commit himself to studying in a more hands-on manner. She relocated to Norway, where he worked as an apprentice and assistant to Odd Nerdrum, a Postmodern painter of Swedish origin who Rembrandt and Caravaggio influenced.

Guillermo returned to Santiago de Chile in 2007, when he presented his first solo display, “Diebushka,” at the Galeria Matthei. Guillermo was busy creating massive mural portraits for Santiago’s Baquedano metro station from 2009 to 2010, making him the youngest artist to show underground.

These six murals depicting everyday Chileans may still be found in the passageways of the Baquedano metro station.

Guillermo, who was only twenty years old, embarked on a series of other grandiose street art projects while also working on solo shows. In 2013, he participated in Art Spot in Miami, and the following year, he appeared in the film “Summer of Flying Fish,” directed by Marcela Said.

The narrative revolves around the long-running struggle between the indigenous Mapuche people and white European landlords. It premiered at Cannes Film Festival, and Lorca plays himself in the film.

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