Jacinto Guevara is a figurative plein air painter of Urban Landscapes who endeavors to locate and capture unique views.
Jacinto Guevara is a figurative plein air painter of Urban Landscapes. He has resided in San Antonio, Texas since 1992 and is originally from Los Angeles, California. Born in 1956, Jacinto has been drawing and painting “seriously” and prodigiously since 1961.
Jacinto endeavors to locate and capture unique views. The aim for him is to find the icon before it becomes iconic. Unremarkable scenes that are bypassed are what Jacinto searches for. Scenes interpreted figuratively but in slightly skewed perspective and exaggerated color and often with an aspect of foreboding. Aside from creating “another pretty picture” Jacinto’s paintings at first glance seem to be simple visual records of locale. Further observation shows the viewer a scene they may have never noticed before.
Jacinto’s love and vast knowledge of architecture, native plants and the visual poetry of urban life all combine to inform his works. As a plein air artist he routinely has conversations with passersby whose comments and knowledge of local lore have influenced the works. Jacinto paints urban landscapes with a unique deference.
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