December 4, 2020

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Rafael Esquer

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Hulda Guzmán: My Flora, My Fauna

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“”Come Dance” -asked Nature kindly” Acrylic gouache on linen122 x 198cm Good art has the uncanny power to change our moods and, for a moment, it could make us forget our earthy reality to take us to other fantastic worlds. What better place to be these days that in the …

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“”Come Dance” -asked Nature kindly” Acrylic gouache on linen
122 x 198cm

Good art has the uncanny power to change our moods and, for a moment, it could make us forget our earthy reality to take us to other fantastic worlds. What better place to be these days that in the luscious tropical worlds created by Dominican artist Hulda Guzmán. The artist’s solo show, Hulda Guzmán: my flora, my fauna, is on view at Alexander Berggruen until December 21.

Vivid colors, real and imaginary creatures, textured surfaces, lush patterns, and surreal nature settings all intermingle in the artist’s large canvases offering us a glimpse into her creative mind and her rich culture. Part surreal, part primitive art, part humor, the works seem like coming out of the pages of magical realism writers like Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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“Pintando la Almendra” acrylic gouache on linen
45 x 45 in. (114.3 x 114.3 cm.)

The artist was educated in the Dominican Republic at the renown Chavón School of Design, then she studied photography and mural painting in Mexico City at the National School of Visual Arts. Most recently, Guzmán was featured in the Dominican Republic’s pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

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“Quarantine visitor” acrylic gouache on canvas
29 1/2 x 48 in. (74.9 x 121.9 cm.)

Alexander Berggruen, the artist’s New York Gallery, is open by appointment.

Alexander Berggruen
1018 Madison Avenue, Floor 3
New York, NY 10075
Open by Appointment
Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm
+1 646 838 6070
info@alexanderberggruen.com

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“Mpaka 2” watercolor ink and acrylic gouache on cedar plywood
45 1/2 x 31 3/4 in. (115.6 x 80.8 cm.)
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“The mischievous” acrylic gouache on canvas
29 1/2 x 48 in. (74.9 x 121.9 cm.)

All images ©Hulda Guzman