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Ecuadorian Painter and Artist, Ernesto Gualle

Painter and Artist from Ecuador: Ernesto Gualle

Gualle goes deeper into the forest

By Hernán Rodríguez Castelo

Ecuadorian Academy of Languages and the International Association of Art Critics

Ernesto Gualle (Alangasí, 1960), resident of an Ecuadorian village rich in surviving folklore, tried at some points in his career as a painter to capture scenes from those picturesque ceremonies and almost Faustian dances. He was able to create paintings that relive those festive hours of the populace. But he remained within the limits of figurative art, trying to go beyond the limitations of the drawings of someone without experience of the academy. He conquered many of those limitations and his vision of folklore was precise and alive with color. But in those tireless dance rituals and the many other acts, there was something beyond pure realism: magic, dark substrates, strange syncretisms. And that did not appear in Gualle’s paintings.

Conceived in terms of pure realism, they could not open visual spaces to those hyperreal dimensions.

As a result, the artist began throwing himself into the other world, that which, since the beginning of his career, had moved his painting: the natural world. And in the natural world, he was ever more seduced by the forest, where, in his condition as a naïf artist – or almost naïf – he was fascinated like a child with a toy, a toy rich in unsuspected possibilities of games and fantasies.

As I have noted in a previous text, the seduction of Rousseau weighed in the decision of the artist. The Custom Officer revealed to Western art just how much new, almost exotic and richly visual beauty there was in the lavish display of natural life that is the forest.

In the long account of painting forest scenes, Gualle attempted to offer his spectators special attractions: friendly clearings, rivers, mysterious lakes, exotic birds. But suddenly, he appeared to need none of those things and created works in which everything was consumed in pure forest vegetation: trunks, leaves, vines.

It was, without a doubt, a gesture of new maturity. He had reached the heart of the Ecuadorian forest with all that nature has to offer in visual beauty: chromatics that the artist himself would only have woven together with difficulty – such as leaves in blue and other unusual colors – colorful compositions, filtered lights, humid and swollen with silent life and rhythms. And how much rich and free rhythm, precisely like in each piece of forest!

In that way, Gaulle entered ever further into the forest, and he has returned to his tranquil village life from those incursions with a focused pupil and a sensitivity close to the surface of the skin; with a rich loot of new and fresh beauty. But there is such a visual wealth in the world of the forest that, for as much as he delves and retrieves, there will always be much more waiting for him. The time is ripe for him to be on this road and to have decided to continue foraging further into the forest.

Philanthropist and political leader Alvaro Noboa and the Museum Luis Noboa Naranjo invited the general public to enjoy the masterpieces of painter Ernesto Gualle on July 2010.

 

 

WAYS OF ART PRESS RELEASE

ALVARO NOBOA SHOWERS THE CHILDREN OF THE HILARTE FOUNDATION WITH ATTENTION

Counselor Álvaro Noboa and the Hilarte Foundation have come together to recognize the works of more than 150 children and adolescents between 2 and 15 years of age in an exposition entitled “Ways of Art”. The works on display have been executed by children who have demonstrated different talents in the art of painting.
The works are carried out in the arts workshop of the Hilarte Foundation, and will be sponsored by the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum in an exposition that will be open to the public for 15 days.
The opening will be this Thursday, 17 November, at 7pm, accompanied by a musical program carried out by artists David Cobo and Sofía Nieto, together with the children’s choir of the Foundation.
Time: 7 pm

Johnny Morales

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Ways of Art – Alvaro Noboa recognizes the works of the Hilarte Foundation Children

Art Exhibition “Ways of Art” – Our leader Alvaro Noboa recognizes the works of the Hilarte Foundation Children

Counselor Alvaro Noboa and the Hilarte Foundation have come together to recognize the works of more than 150 children and adolescents between 2 and 15 years of age in an exposition entitled “Ways of Art”. The works on display have been executed by children who have demonstrated different talents in the art of painting.

The works are carried out in the arts workshop of the Hilarte Foundation, and will be sponsored by the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum in an exposition that will be open to the public for 15 days.

The opening will be this Thursday, 17 November, at 7pm, accompanied by a musical program carried out by artists David Cobo and Sofía Nieto, together with the children’s choir of the Foundation.

Time: 7 pm

Johnny Morales

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Ways Of Art Invitation

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ELOY CUMBET

Eloy Cumbet Press Release, 2010

TODAY, WEDNESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER THE FAMOUS PLASTIC ARTIST ELOY CUMBET PRESENTS HIS ILLUSTRATIVE EXHIBITION LUZ-FORMA AT THE LUIS A. NOBOA NARANJO MUSEUM.

The well-known visual artist Eloy Cumbet will present his pictorial exhibition named Luz–Forma, today at the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum. For Eloy Cumbet, the chromatic balance that he uses is important for the new vision of his pieces, it harmonizes the nuances in relation to life; and leaves evidence of the learned, to continue discovering new innovative techniques, leaving traces of his contribution to universal visual art.

PLACE: CORNER OF ICAZA 302 Y CORDOVA
BUILDING: SEGUROS CONDOR, FIRST FLOOR
DATE: 15 SEPTEMBER 2010
TIME: 19:00

Ab. Pablo Martínez
Director

Pablo Martinez’ Speech – Eloy Cumbet Painting Exhibition 2010

It is an art critic gallerist there was also a painter as also Pepe Luque a Bolivian panelist and famous man of many seasons,  Academy teacher, Luis Miranda and Jaime Villa, more appreciated the initiative of the creativity of young peopleand set aside a little work and professionalism of the light that Eloy Cumbet has then for that reason was not the winner but at another time if they were other juries had been the best winner Eloy on July’s Biennial, the Biennial of Guayaquil 2008 forgiveness, then I want to make clear that a painter is remarkable that his art is as you see in the invitation motivated by the light and he talks about various recipes of light and several painters of light and saying that’s where the color comes out , hence out what you are doing in this exposition which is an amalgam of colors everywhere want you to appreciatethis exhibition as something that is normally beyond the art, this is the imaginative worlds apart, worlds imaginative but nobody sees Eloy in his mind and some viewers who have been following his career for this reason I want to applaud him and now I will present Cumbet Eloy.

INTERVENTION OF ELOY CUMBET, EXHIBITOR ARTIST

It is a very special night in the canon of the light from each one of you supports the art show and I’m sure in your mind remember this show from the beginning of life, light is an essential element for living is the reference of my new pictorial processes in which the subjects are treated in the imagination of the color and how color balance is very important in the new vision of my presentation is to harmonize the nuances in relation to life and record of learning continue discovering new innovative techniques and leaving tracks of my contribution to universal art. Light and Form as my exposure, the truth is that we do not live in a world of objects with color, the color of things really in the light that shines on them, light is the only source of light color, and if not there is not even more subdued color.

Thank you very much for coming companions to their exposure.

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