Lulu Ladrón de Guevara Mexican-Canadian, b. 1959


“I perceive, in every day spaces and surfaces, a natural beauty. Corrosion, erosion, rust,

fading or peeling layers of paint, and other imperfections are constants that inspire me. These changes remind me that life and beauty are all around us... When I am creating I connect myself with an invisible space beyond the tangible which inspires me.”

-Lulu Ladrón de Guevara

Lulu Ladrón de Guevara's mixed media works explore light, space, and the passage of time. ...Si dos se besan el mundo cambia (If two kiss the world changes…) and Touching Snow are series of luminous mixed-media wall installations. Timeless Presence 3D is a modular series of sculptural constructions designed to hang either individually or in a grouping. Each sculpture is made up of a unique combination of natural wood grain, jewel-like colours, and hand-applied gold leaf. The West-Coast Douglas Fir blocks are reclaimed from structural beams in a British Columbia factory. The semitranslucent paint wash, burnished gold, and visible wood surface all highlight the natural beauty of the materials and evoke the long, ongoing history of the wood itself.


As the light changes throughout the day, the glimmering gold and luminous orange, blue, and pink surfaces of Ladrón de Guevara's works create a dynamic and glowing effect.


Ladrón de Guevara has shown at the Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo at the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, the Museo de Arte Moderno in México City, and Toronto's Nuit Blanche, among other institutions.

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