A N T O N I O G U E R R E R O
I Live in aRedPlanet
In his paintings Guerrero sees the world as a cosmic stage for human activity. "I'm in the system like a computer programmer writing codes with my sketchbook and brushes, playing the critic, here to create and program theunconscious. Apart from all the trouble we cause ourselves, I believe we are immersed in a powerful and beautifulmystery. The fact of our existence is a great riddle to me."He calls his latest art work The Red Planet. "At the time of creation I visioned this door and when I entered everythingwas transformed in red. That is the reason I called it The Red Planet. There, I fly without wings, I turn into energyand walk through infinite spaces, strange characters become alive with a surreal conscience.The black holes are windows and doors to other dimensions, in this vast universe frequencies are visible and secretcodes deciphered." It is a region of space from which nothing, including light can escape. It is the result of thedeformation of space and time caused by a very compact mass. There are points of no return.In this Red Planet everything is possible. Shadows fall according to nature’s intent, trees grow from earth, andtriangles refract light in a realistic manner, but all of that realism is just Antonio's way of holding the scene together sothat he could go on to upset our normal expectations of reality.