• Fosforescencia
  • 1971
  • Oil on canvas
  • 214 x 182 cm

I am certain José Guerrero was acutely aware he was playing with fire in these works we have brought together for this exhibition. He was moving along a narrow, dangerous, and apparently contradictory edge taking him from the subjective to the objective, from unconscious to conscious, from gesture to containment, from abstraction to figuration. But it is precisely along these risky “trails” that Guerrero found the energy necessary to continue being a painter in spite of everything.