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Somnium

Teodora Guererra

$7,800.00

48" x 72" gallery wrapped canvas with platinum painted sides. Ready to hang.

"This painting was named for the novel by Johannes Kepler.  Somnium is Latin for “The Dream” and was written in 1608. Curious? Well the painting is a bit dreamy. That’s all I am going to say!" - Teodora Guererra

SKU: TG323

About Teodora Guererra

Teodora Guererra’s abstract artistic vision has evolved throughout her years spent painting and teaching in Fairfield County, Connecticut; Tucson, Arizona, and upstate New York. Arizona’s naturally radiant landscape and arid climate led her to experiment with rich under-painting and vivid color; while the shifting seasons of the East Coast inspired Guererra to pursue dripping and staining techniques. Her focus has always been pushing the limits through experimentation with new materials.

“As an artist, painting can be tormenting and sublime at the same time. I'm a big risk taker, experimenting with different materials to layer, stain and saturate color on large canvases.  My most successful work achieves a sense of fluid movement with saturated color, that is complex yet minimalistic.  The end result should be a painting that dances across the canvas and quiets all the noise.” 

Guererra received her undergraduate and graduate Art degrees from Southern Connecticut University, The College of Saint Rose and Skidmore College.

Guererra’s paintings can be found in public and private collections across the U.S., including the Allmen Health and Wellness Center for Women in New York and SUNY Brockport, NY, William & Sonoma, San Francisco, CA.

Her influences are Pat Steir, John McCracken, Helen Frankenthaler, Donald Jud, Bernar Venet, Agnes Martin and Brian Rutenberg.

ARTIST STATEMENT

 “Sometimes the few people I see ask, where have you been, and I smile and say I’ve been traveling, because I’ve been in my studio for way too long. I’m a bit of a recluse so you will probably never meet or see me. My paintings are how I see the world. I’m a big risk taker, so the work can be a series of continuous failures until I can work it out. It may start with a memory, like my feet in the warm sand at the shore which becomes the essence at the start.  Then as I move my brush in gestural sweeps across the canvas and the painting starts to take shape.  I will add and scrap away layers and through this process I will find the final composition, and then, when everything comes together, it’s heaven.”

 EDUCATION

Southern Connecticut State University, BS, Art

College of Saint Rose and Skidmore College, MS, Art

EXHIBITIONS

2008   Masters Show, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2009   Saratoga Color, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, Saratoga Springs, NY  

2011   Connections, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, Albany, NY

2012   Chromacosmo, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, Albany, NY

2012   Reveal Fall, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, Albany, NY

2012   Albany Wine & Dine For The Arts, Albany, NY

2012   Albany Center Gallery Masquerade Gala, Albany, NY

2013   Chromacosmo Returns, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, Albany, NY

2013   Spectrum, Carriage Barn Art Gallery, New Canaan, CT

2015   Cousins in Life, Sisters in Art, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, New Canaan, CT

2015   Art Hamptons, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art. Bridgehampton, NY

2016   VIVID, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, New Canaan, CT

2017   Oceanic, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, New Canaan, CT

2018   Opaline, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, New Canaan, CT

AWARDS

2013   Spectrum, 24th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, First Place Mixed Media, Betty Barker Gallery, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

 SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Allmen Health and Wellness Center for Women, New York, NY

Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

DeLuca Plastic Surgery, Albany, NY

Hodes & Landy Consultants, Albany, NY

SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY

VP Facebook, New Canaan, CT

Magrino PR, NY, NY

CFO, Williams & Sonoma, San Francisco, CA

Numerous private collections

Review by Dr. Jill Deupi, Founding Director and Chief Curator of the Ballarmine Museum of Art, Fairfield University -

 “The depth pulls us in and dares us to look deeper. It is chasm and midnight sky, it is poplars reflected on a moonlit lake, it is rain running down a windowpane as dusk declares itself to be night. It is all of these things, and it is none of these things. Therein lies the beauty of this chromatically intense and artfully executed work.”