Luis A. Gutierrez is a mixed media artist bringing together dissected parts from paintings and modified historical images to create abstract works
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Las sobras de los que nos dejaron, 2021
64 x 42 inches. Oil paint, oil pastel, thread, image printed on paper and canvas.
Las Sobras de Los Que Nos Dejaron is an installation composed of 18 painting studies made out of leftover sections from bigger pieces. Here Gutiérrez uses a combination of printing techniques to achieve a different effect on each printed image. The title of this installation references the colonial and imperialist practice of looting natural resources from Latin America.
14 x 15.5 inches. Oil paint, oil pastel, thread, image printed on paper and canvas.
Hand sewn together, Cargando (2020) is an example of Gutierrez's attempt to bring together abstract painting and historical images. A black and white photo depicting men loading banana bunches offers a striking contrast against the red and purple colors that are prominent in this piece. By applying paint on a raw canvas without a brush, Gutierrez creates subtle but exciting textural effects.
Luis A. Gutierrez is a mixed media artist born in Colombia and based in New York City. Gutierrez is a 2021 recipient of the City Artist Corps Grant and a 2020 AIM fellow artist at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. In 2019, He exhibited “Entre Sombras, From Figuration to Abstraction” (solo) at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, Pa. He has also shown work in the Coral Springs Museum of Art, in private galleries, and Christie’s, New York. In 2016, Gutierrez was a semi-finalist for the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. In addition, spectrum Miami Art Fair awarded him the Launchpad Artist Award and a site-specific installation that same year.