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Painting exhibition of Catasse and E. Tábara

Interview to Carolina Bianchi, artistic coordinator.

Carolina Bianchi, well known as Carola Ossa, helped with the coordination of the art exhibition of Roberto Núñez, from the art gallery Núñez y Núñez, in Urdesa, which took place in the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum, established by Álvaro Noboa.

According to Bianchi, Núñez is a pioneer in the gallery business here in Ecuador, as he has been working for 45 years in the area.

This collector delights the public with pieces of Carlos Catasse, Chilean artist that came to love Ecuador and it’s people, so much that when he died he asked to be buried in the country. The exhibition also has pieces of artist Enrique Tábara, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, who has passed through all the levels within Ecuadorean art.


The Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum presents a pictorial exhibition

art exhibition in alvaro noboa museum


The Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum, founded by  Businessmanm Alvaro Noboa in his father’s honor, is pleased to invite you to the Pictorial inaguration of two of the greatest Latin American Masters of painting: Catasse and E. Tábara.

The museum’s director, Att. Pablo Martinez Rojas, will begin the night of next Wednesday, October 23, with a toast, at 19:00, celebrating the opening of the event.

The art exhibition will be open until next Saturday, October 26.

The Museum’s address is P. Icaza 302 and Córdoba corner. Cóndor Building, first floor.

René Bohórquez Wins the III Alvaro Noboa Biennial of Painting

Published by El Comercio Newspaper of Ecuador



Guayaquil Desk

Ecuadorian artist, René Bohórquez resulted the winner of the III “Álvaro Noboa” International Biennial. His work, entitled, “Incarnate” reigned among 200 paintings from the 20 different countries, among which are Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Italy, Germany, Poland, Spain…

The work of Bohórquez, who is 20 years old and studies at the University of Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES), is an oil painting. His work garnered him US $10,000.


Published in El Universo Newspaper of Ecuador

Alvaro Noboa Anuncio Publicitary

Alvaro Noboa





Location:  P. Icaza 302 and Córdova (Corner),
“Seguros Cóndor” Building, 1st Floor

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.



3 Painters: César Augusto, Luis Portilla and Luis Beltrán

Three Painters in display: César Augusto, Luis Portilla and Luis Beltrán.

In the tradition of supporting the art and culture of both national and international painters, through the cultural mission of Alvaro Noboa, the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum has the pleasure once more of opening its doors to “3 Painters”, an exhibition of paintings bringing together painters César Augusto, Luis Portilla and Luis Beltrán in order to bring their best works to the public’s awareness.

Published documents
Nov 25 2009 Press release – 3 Pintores exhibition.

3 Painters Invitation