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Giant yellow-eyed cats, angelic girls, and unknown creatures make up the haunting and sensual world of Guillermo Lorca. Mixing magic and realism, the young Chilean Contemporary artist creates large-scale oil paintings loaded with surreal narratives and dreamlike sequences. Within each of his drama-filled scenes, there is a dark balance of power and competition between nature and humankind.
As a child, he received a book of fairy tales with illustrations by the Romantic painter Gustave Doré. He has used it to inspire his haunting world of beauty, horror, desire, fear, luxury, paranoia, and pleasure.
"My personality definitely finds its voice through paintings. It is a journey through the unconscious sensations that have been present in my life." - Guillermo Lorca
The undeniably unique style of Guillermo Lorca Garcia, the artist, comes from studied skill by Old Master Painters, taking influence from Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Moco Museum Barcelona is proud to premiere the exhibition Esplendor de la Noche by Guillermo Lorca. It is the first European solo show from the realist and romantic painter.
*Esplendor de la Noche by Guillermo Lorca is curated by Simon de Pury.