• Raul Guerrero

    David Zapf Gallery

    Until recently, the paintings of Raul Guerrero have been light, whimsical, stagey, and somewhat forgettable. Although they shone with sensuous brilliance, the seemed to lack conviction. The new paintings and drawings demonstrate a marked change. They focus on a segment of the night life of Tijuana; the bars and bordellos from the poor people’s barrios. Guerrero renders his images with a loose, generalized style; the compositions are simple and centrally focused, with uncomplicated action. He employs a fauvist palette, working in flat planes of single hues, rarely mixed. Somehow, Guerrero’s use

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