The Human Condition
My work is an expression of the Human Condition
created through visual observations, studies, dreams,
and the subconscious.
I look for the essence of light, special vitality, energy, color,
alchemy, magic, myth, mysticism, memory, and the nurturing
of serenity, as well as the essence of love, life and death.
I am deeply concerned with human behavior that engages in the
wrong treatment of humanity, of nature, the natural resources,
and all living things.
With my artwork, I am a warrior, a magician, a lover.
I experience the human condition, the myth,
the magic, the memory, and the essence and substance of life.
JLRG / Seattle, WA. 2009
Painter, sculptor, and printmaker, José Luis Rodríguez Guerra has been a resident of the Pacific Northwest for the past forty years. He has skillfully advanced the arts in our region with his artwork, as a former member of the Seattle Arts Commission, and as a curator, founder and director of the Art Attack Alternative Space in Boise, Idaho, and in Seattle, WA. Besides his own artwork, over the years he has managed exhibitions of works by many artists, including renowned American masters such as Sam Francis, and Ed and Nancy Kienholz, as well as Mexican masters like Rivera, Siqueiros, Orozco, Tamayo, and many other distinguished figures. During his directorship of Art Attack he directed numerous exhibitions of artists from the PNW: California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
As a member of the Seattle Arts Commission, 1992-1996, Rodríguez Guerra worked with the 1% Capital Improvement Budget of the City of Seattle, and he was responsible for the care of the Public Art Collection and the Portable Art Collection. He introduced eight exhibitions of the city art collection in different spaces all over the city, thus exposing the Portable Art Collection through the "Eyes on Public Art" project, and bringing to view, for the first time, part of the 30-years art collection of the Seattle Arts Commission.
Rodriguez Guerra Studio is open to the public by appointment and every 1st.Thursday of the month Seattle Gallery Art Walk