Past Exhibition/Events

Ernesto Guerra Gallery Exhibition

Opening night reception January 31, 2020 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibition open Monday through Saturday January 28th, 2019 to February 15, 2020 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

For some, dreams are simply a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. We live them subconsciously but they are doomed to dissolve at daybreak or the sound of the alarm clock. We are fortunate if even a trace of them remains after they flee. If we are truly lucky, the experience endures, haunts and gnaws at us until we have no choice but to give it breath and color, allowing the reverie to become life itself Mixed media artist

Ernesto Guerra was born in Chicago, Illinois. Born the 11th of 12 children, Guerra’s innate artistic gifts surfaced through necessity. When the family could not afford ornaments one Christmas, young Ernesto transformed some leftover McDonald’s containers into his first objet d’art for the tree. While it seemed he was on his way, his burgeoning creativity was later stunted at age 9 by a figure who should have been a source of encouragement—his 4th grade teacher. She spurned Guerra’s submission to a school art contest and cast a spell that would hold his destiny captive for more than 20 years with the utterance of a single phrase: You are not talented.

The caged bird did not find his song again until after he moved to New York City in 2000.He would work there for years as a manager in the demanding hospitality industry. Stressed and stricken with tinnitus, Guerra realized he was stuck in a job he no longer enjoyed and felt his life had begun to speak to him. It did not seem right to feel empty in one of the busiest cities on earth. After one hard day at work, Guerra came home to find an unused paint kit that belonged to his roommate. He picked up the brush and never put it down again. The spell had been broken. With no physical witch or monster to slay, Guerra abandoned New York City for Houston, TX, where he rejected any submission to the subjectivity of art instructors in favor of taking ownership of his own artistic development. He honed his craft through trial and error.

The self-led experience gave him the necessary validation to reclaim his destiny, a gamble that resulted in his work being featured at such venues as the East End Studio Gallery, Talento Bilingue de Houston, MECA, Dionisio Winery and F Bar. Today, he shares his love through the creations in his current retrospective In Dreams. When asked about the exhibition and his personal statement on the collection, Guerra offered: I paint because it allows me to be in the moment and document the joy in my life. While I paint, I feel completely connected with my subjects and allow my heart to guide me through completion. Painting for me is a spiritual experience that helps me practice patience and faith. I hope that I can inspire others to create and develop their own dreams.

 

Adonis by Ernesto Guerra

MXN8,550.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Armored 20’s by Ernesto Guerra

MXN32,000.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Mixed Media Mannequin Original

Beelinda by Ernesto Guerra

MXN14,400.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Colibri (Humming Bird) by Ernesto Guerra

MXN9,360.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Down by the Sea by Ernesto Guerra

MXN5,040.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

El Espejo No Miente by Ernesto Guerra

MXN6,300.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

El Sireno by Ernesto Guerra

MXN8,100.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Entre Las Flores by Ernesto Guerra

MXN5,040.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

First Kiss by Ernesto Guerra

MXN5,040.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Frida in the Woods by Ernesto Guerra

MXN5,040.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

God of Peace and Love by Ernesto Guerra

MXN11,700.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Isavelle by Ernesto Guerra

MXN11,700.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Jenie by Ernesto Guerra

MXN5,040.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Jolly Buddha by Ernesto Guerra

MXN8,100.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

La Grifa by Ernesto Guerra

MXN5,040.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Las Hermanas Cantu by Ernesto Guerra

MXN5,400.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Lola La Trailera by Ernesto Guerra

MXN7,200.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Mona by Ernesto Guerra

MXN11,700.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Nathalie by Ernesto Guerra

MXN6,300.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Ring Leader by Ernesto Guerra

MXN8,100.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Rosie by Ernesto Guerra

MXN11,700.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Shape Shifter by Ernesto Guerra

MXN5,040.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

St Panchito by Ernesto Guerra

MXN11,700.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

St Punta Mita by Ernesto Guerra

MXN11,700.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

St Sayulito by Ernesto Guerra

MXN11,700.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

Swinging Farrah by Ernesto Guerra

MXN8,190.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

The Circus is Coming by Ernesto Guerra

MXN12,150.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

The Embrace by Ernesto Guerra

MXN8,100.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

The Main Squeeze by Ernesto Guerra

MXN8,100.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original

The Reach by Ernesto Guerra

MXN7,560.00
Artist: Ernesto Guerra Acrylic on Canvas Original