Paco Guillén

Paco Guillén

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 1974
  • To Draw The Curtain…, 2014
  • Dirty , 2014
  • S/T, 2009
  • Sub iudice, 2009
  • Teatro del mundo. Video
  • Teatro del mundo. Video

Paco Guillén chooses drawing as a field for experimentation, creating a very special universe influenced by his immediate cultural and social environment. Irony and bitterness are some of the artist’s ways to refer to everyday existence. His drawings are straight forward, uncompromising and they show the absurd aspects of our society. Guillén poses questions regarding the nature of mankind and its role as a social animal, and the main characters of his drawings are normally special creatures who suffer various situations that reveal strange behaviours and different reactions such as fear, phobias, love, cruelty… The aesthetics of his work is completely personal and at the same time it questions whether virtuosity is a fundamental requirement to make art. His work is focused on drawing and he uses all applicable medium such as paper, walls, animation, etc. to portray “the tragic sense of life” with a systematically deformed aesthetics.

Among his numerous exhibitions, the following solo shows stand out: Doma (La Regenta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), Rust and Matter (DC Open, Cologne, Germany), Ensayo y error: asuntos domésticos (JosédelaFuente, Santander), Blanco roto (TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Ruido en blanco (CAAM, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), and Ni todo para el alma ni todo para el cuerpo (JosédelaFuente, Santander). His work has been presented in several group shows such as Biopolitics of the South Side (Junefirst Gallery, Berlin), Quiasma (Constantini Contemporary, Turin) and Growing Together (Nuble). He has participated in biennials and art fairs like the X Biennial of Havana and Drawing Room. Linked to JosédelaFuente gallery since 2009, in 2013 he was awarded for his project “Sintonizando el lugar de una bandera” at Estampa Art Fair in Madrid (The Community of Madrid Estampa Award).


ABC (SP), 2019

LAVENTANADELARTE (SP), 2019

LATAMUDA (SP), 2018

LAPROVINCIA (SP), 2018

CANARIASNOTICIAS (SP), 2018

ELDIARIOMONTAÑES (SP), 2017

EUROPAPRESS (SP), 2017

GRAFFICA (SP), 2017

EUROPAPRESS (SP), 2017

INFOENPUNTO (SP), 2017

ELDIARIO (SP), 2017

ELDIARIO (SP), 2016

ELPAIS (SP), 2014

MASDEARTE (SP), 2013

HOYESARTE (SP), 2013

REVISTADEARTE (SP), 2013

TEATENERIFE (SP), 2013

CAAM (SP), 2012

INFOENPUNTO (SP), 2009

EL DIARIO MONTAÑÉS (SP), 2009

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