Featured Guanacaste artist
interprets bulls and masks
Reprint from A.M. Costa Rica, February 18, 2011
by the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Another Guanacaste artist is being featured Saturday at the Hidden Garden Art Gallery in Liberia.
He is Joseph Jackson Guadamuz Guadamuz, a Universidad de Costa Rica graduate. He has exhibited his visual art, scenic and mural in San José, Guanacaste, Limón and San Ramón de Alajuela.
The exhibition is called "Happiness of the Sun" and is inspired by the life of the local people, the gallery said, adding:
"Jackson interprets the parties and celebrations typical of the region. His canvases have motions of magical kaleidoscopes turning on a prismatic world of masks and bulls."
Alice Lamounier, an anthropologist at the San Pedro-based university gave this summary:
"The artist interprets the masquerades and bullfighting scenes of Guanacaste, playing with intensive elements of bright colors, another thread throughout all his works. Through the creation of pictorial narratives his works are the result of a reflexive process that emerges from the dynamics of a world seen through a bright-colored stained glass."
The gallery is located just 5 kilometers west of Liberia Airport, between Payless Car Rental and the German Bakery. The hours Saturday are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the featured artist is scheduled to appear at 11 a.m.