Creator: Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998×
  • ¿Dónde están las nubes?
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1986
    In this essay, the critic Roberto Guevara discusses the Cuban-born Venezuelan painter Rolando Dorrego’s career and latest work. Guevara begins with a review of the art movement of the early 1970s (in which Dorrego was an active participant), which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165822

  • "Es dificil negar que Gego nació en Venezuela..." = "É difícil negar que Gego nasceu na Venezuela..."
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1996
    In this essay, Roberto Guevara gives an overview of Gego’s career, [based on a selection of works that are] on display at the São Paulo Biennial. Guevara describes how Gego’s work has evolved from her early sculptures in the 1950s to her latest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1149603

  • "Reticulárea" de Gego
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1969
    Roberto Guevara reviewed Gego’s Reticulárea (1969) when it was first installed at the Museo de Bellas Artes [Museum of Fine Arts] in Caracas. He mentions the artist’s use of space within the Reticulárea, which acquires a new environmental [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1149318

  • [Antes que las valoraciones y los juicios...]
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1967
    This text written by the art critic Roberto Guevara is the preface to the catalogue for the exhibition Pinturas, which exhibited work by the French artist Marcel Floris, who had been living in Caracas since 1950. The exhibition was held at the Museo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154811

  • [La imagen de América que forjaron, directa o indirectamente,...]
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1992
    Here, Roberto Guevara presents the objectives of the First Camille Pissarro Biennial (Centro Cultural Consolidado, Caracas, 1992). The event was organized to strengthen the ties between Venezuela and France as well as stimulate the development of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1166254

  • [Un día el poeta sentó la belleza en sus rodillas … ]
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1968
    This essay by the critic and curator Roberto Guevara appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition 10 pintores venezolanos de la nueva figuración. In his opinion, figuration has gone down the same cyclical and unstable path as all the other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060477

  • A 10 años del tercer milenio
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1989
    In this critical article, published in the exhibition catalogue, Roberto Guevara discusses some of the works shown at the Primera Bienal de Artes Visuales Christian Dior (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, 1989), and sheds light on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1166302

  • A causa del CEGRA
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1979
    The Venezuelan critic Roberto Guevara introduces the exhibition of works by the first group of artists to have graduated from CEGRA (Centro de Enseñanza Gráfica, Caracas). In his article, Guevara discusses art instruction and describes CEGRA as an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142060

  • Abstractos inéditos de Elsa Gramcko
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1969
    In this critical essay, Roberto Guevara reviews Elsa Gramcko’s geometric abstraction work. Guevara discusses the importance of the abstract movement (to which he belongs) in Venezuela in the 1950s, which he sees as a new and vigorous expression of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163749

  • Ángel Luque y la violencia contenida
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1964
    In this text, the Venezuelan art critic Roberto Guevara analyzes the visual art of Spanish-born artist Ángel Luque. He relates the new chromatic experimentations made by the artist to works by such artists as Herbin, Manessier, Picasso, and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163733

  • Armando Barrios
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1981
    In “Armando Barrios,” his essay about the Venezuelan artist, the critic Roberto Guevara reviews Armando Barrios. Retrospectiva, the exhibition presented at the Galería de Arte Nacional from 1977 through 1978. Guevara reviews the exhibition and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1158049

  • Autodescubrimiento y revelación
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1990
    In this critical article, Roberto Guevara reviews the retrospective exhibition of works by the Venezuelan visual artist Antonio Moya at the Museo de la Rinconada [Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero] in 1990. Guevara begins by recalling the “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163270

  • Barboza entre dos plazas
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1987
    In this review, Roberto Guevara discusses the exhibition Más duquesas y majas de la calle Carabobo, pinturas, dibujos, collages y acuarelas de Diego Barboza (Caracas: Galería Félix, 1987). Guevara explains that Barboza has returned to painting and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154348

  • Claudio Perna o cómo ser libre en la marginalidad
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1981
    This essay by Roberto Guevara was published in the catalogue for Re-presentaciones: foto-grafías y acupinturas (Caracas: Fundación Eugenio Mendoza, 1981), the exhibition of works by the Venezuelan geographer and conceptual artist Claudio Perna. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080814

  • Color y módulos en Mercedes Pardo
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1969
    This article by the critic Roberto Guevara is about 1 x 9: color de la serigrafía, the exhibition of works by the artist Mercedes Pardo at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas. Guevara skims through the painter’s various earlier phases, and then [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155991

  • Con Marisol y a veces sin ella : crónica de una no entrevista
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1973
    In this essay, the Venezuelan critic Roberto Guevara not only addresses the Pop art work of the Venezuelan-North American sculptor Marisol [Escobar] but also the varied characteristics of her personality. Guevara examines the underlying true [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163318

  • Conceptuar la electrónica
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1982
    In this article, the critic Roberto Guevara discusses the origins and emergence of new languages in contemporary art, which he groups under the heading of “conceptual art.” He mentions a number of examples, such as happenings, installations, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080741

  • De la misma materia
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1995
    The critic Roberto Guevara reviews the career of the Venezuelan ceramicist Noemí Márquez from a perspective that underscores her strategies in terms of the environment. Using this idea as his organizing principle, Guevara addresses each stage in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162119

  • El azar de romper, de abrir camino
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1995
    In this article, the critic Roberto Guevara reflects on Venezuelan artist Mary Brandt’s work on account of the posthumous exhibition organized by the GAN (Galería de Arte Nacional) in Caracas. For Guevara, painting by this artist “experienced [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162423

  • El cegra cinco años después
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1982
    Critic Roberto Guevara presents an exhibition on CEGRA (Centro de Enseñanza Gráfica, Caracas), five years after its creation, analyzing the evolution of CEGRA in response to the state of arts education in Venezuela. He also states that at its start [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153429

  • El descubrimiento del desarraigo
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1992
    In this essay, published in the catalogue for the first edition of the Bienal Barro de América (1992), the art critic Roberto Guevara discusses the concept of being uprooted and what that means in terms of a Venezuelan event that seeks to establish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161459

  • El proceso en Ismael Mundaray
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1988
    In his critical review, Roberto Guevara addresses the roles of “process” and experimentation in the painter Ismael Mundaray’s work. Guevara evaluates Mundaray’s expressive resources and discusses the dynamic that allows the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165874

  • En busca de Hung
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1980
    In this essay, the well-known critic Roberto Guevara discusses the evolution in the Chinese-Venezuelan visual artist Francisco “Chino” Hung’s style. Guevara bases his remarks on a review of the artist’s works from the early 1960s until the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1171956

  • Espacios para creer
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1986
    The critic Roberto Guevara suggests that the contrast in the Czech-born Venezuelan artist Marietta Berman’s two- and three-dimensional pieces appropriates space in her highly personal work. Guevara notes that the two-dimensional pieces in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162503

  • Gego : espacio dibujado
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1967
    Roberto Guevara reviews the work that Gego presented at the exhibition, Gego: Esculturas. 1957–1967 [Gego: Sculpture, 1957–1967] (Caracas: Galería Conkright, 1967). Guevara states that the exhibition is clear and convincing proof of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159369

  • Gego : para entrar al espacio
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1977
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon.                                However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1149443

  • Gego y los nuevos ámbitos de reticulárea
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1970
    Roberto Guevara’s review of Gego’s Reticulárea (1969) was written a year after the work was created and originally installed. Guevara calls it the most complete installation in Venezuelan visual art up to that point (1970) because the open [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1149339

  • Introducción
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1990
    The basis of curator Roberto Guevara’s critical discussion of the exhibition Figuración / Fabulación is an analysis of, among other things, the origin of the term “Latin America” and the search for a regional identity. Guevara states that his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161192

  • Julio Pacheco Rivas : los recintos transparentes
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1980
    In this essay, the well-known critic Roberto Guevara discusses the works by the Venezuelan artist Julio Pacheco Rivas exhibited at the Galería Estudio Actual (Caracas, 1978–79). Guevara explains this artist’s lifelong interest in painting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1158081

  • La energía como realidad = A energia como realidade
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1996
    In this article, the well-known critic Roberto Guevara explains the connection between Jesús Rafael Soto’s visual art and a number of scientific theories. Guevara goes on to discuss certain fundamental concepts in Soto’s vast body of work, such [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102332

  • La frontera transparente
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1995
    This essay by Roberto Guevara was published in the catalogue for the exhibition of works by Adrián Pujol at the Galería de Arte Nacional de Caracas in November 1995. Guevara analyzes Pujol’s work, and discusses the Majorca-born Venezuelan painter [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157078

  • La magia de los objetos en Mario Abreu
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1965
    In this article, the critic Roberto Guevara reviews the works presented by the artist Mario Abreu at the exhibition Objetos Mágicos (Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, 1965). Guevara states that Abreu’s magical objects are among the most important [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155134

  • La nueva lectura de la realidad : una conversación con el maestro Jesús Soto
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1993
    In this interview, Roberto Guevara addresses the entire art life of Jesús Rafael Soto, from his first artistic experience until the time he became an established visual artist. The dialogue explains the concepts, movements, and artists that guided [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1059731

  • La vertical vibrante de Maracay, 1968
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    2006
    The Venezuelan critic Roberto Guevara discusses Vertical vibrante—the work by the Venezuelan painter and sculptor Alejandro Otero—which he considers to be a seminal achievement in the Venezuelan visual arts. Guevara ponders the different stages [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168201

  • Las nenias : nuevas apariciones
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1985
    In this article, the critic Roberto Guevara reviews Nenias, the exhibition of works by the artist and graphic designer Gerd Leufert, who lived in Venezuela, at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. Guevara salutes the originality of Leufert’s work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155889

  • Los reinos y los sentidos en la obra de Mario Abreu
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1991
    This essay by Roberto Guevara entitled “Los objetos mágicos: la iniciación en una nueva era” was featured in the catalogue to the exhibition Mario Abreu. Pinturas y objetos. Exposición Antológica 1990, held at the Galería Municipal de Arte [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157013

  • Luz verde para el Taga
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1980
    In this article, the critic Roberto Guevara discusses the early days of the Venezuelan graphic arts, explaining that graphic artists were self-taught, and recalling the recent past of this particular technique. Guevara analyzes the importance of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1069292

  • Manaure : columnas en tierras movedizas
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1997
    In this text, Roberto Guevara provides a brief critical overview of Venezuelan artist Mateo Manaure’s artistic development. In Manaure’s case, Guevara explains, it is difficult to apply the idea that all aspects of an artist must be taken into [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155515

  • Manaure y la inmensa noche
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1965
    The critic Roberto Guevara comments on Mateo Manaure’s pinturas sobremontaje. In the critic’s opinion, this series represents one of the artist’s most noteworthy contributions, after his achievements in the field of geometric abstract art, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156411

  • Manaure y las Cuvisiones
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1969
    In this essay, the critic Roberto Guevara reviews the Venezuelan painter Mateo Manaure’s career, referring to his different stages and radical changes. Guevara discusses Manaure’s abstract, surrealist, and informalist works over the course of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156459

  • Naturaleza al desnudo
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1983
    Roberto Guevara reviews what are described as the first and second stages in Corina Briceño’s career as an artist. Guevara begins by contextualizing her generation; he mentions that she is committed to reclaiming “a new humanism” expressed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168044

  • Nedo : relieves en el espacio
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1970
    This article—which appeared in the catalogue for Relieves en el espacio (Caracas: Galería Estudio Actual, 1970), the exhibition of works by the Italian graphic designer Nedo—discusses the last twenty years of the latter’s career as a painter. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153980

  • Para encontrar a Marisol
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1984
    In this essay, Roberto Guevara begins reviewing the work of the sculptor Marisol [Escobar] by discussing her career as a visual artist. He focuses mainly on the iconographic aspect of her work and explains that, thanks to this feature, she has [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163541

  • Para estar con Gego
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1980
    In his article, “Para estar con Gego” [To Be with Gego], Roberto Guevara discusses the Venezuelan artist’s creative discipline and describes the originality of her works, which are in a constant state of growth and development. Guevara mentions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159385

  • Para iniciar la ceremonia
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1982
    In this essay, Roberto Guevara discusses Gaudí Esté’s visual art, acknowledging the importance of the Venezuelan sculptor’s relationship with wood, her material of choice. Guevara sees similarities between her carvings and Russian “matryoshka [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162839

  • Piel a piel
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1973
    Venezuelan critic Roberto Guevara comments on the underlying concept of the Venezuelan representation at the XII São Paulo Biennial in 1973; it consisted of a collective work by Margot Römer, Ana María Mazzei, William Stone, Rolando Dorrego, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163190

  • Plenos Poderes
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1981
    In his critique, Roberto Guevara reflects on the work of Venezuelan artist José Antonio Quintero, for his show at the Sala Mendoza (Caracas 1981). He states the painter voluntarily takes up the challenge of reevaluating the characteristics of urban [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157481

  • Pujol y lo cotidiano desconocido
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1981
    In this article, Roberto Guevara critiques the landscape work of Adrián Pujol, establishing conceptual links between his first works and the new representational proposal of the neo-landscape artist. Guevara highlights Pujol’s use of apparent and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157449

  • Quintero y el Ávila
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1980
    In his critique, Roberto Guevara reflects on the history of landscape (as a pictorial genre in Venezuela) and the role played within it by Venezuelan painter and graphic designer José Antonio Quintero. After evaluating the distinct stages of this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1158104

  • Recuperar la pintura en flores
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1968
    Providing a study of the work and career of Venezuelan artist Teresa Gabaldón, art critic Roberto Guevara highlights her strong academic education and her knowledge of painting and drawing techniques. He emphasizes two great periods in her work; the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157872