Guru Gulu's Artist Statement
My name is Luis Guzman and I began drawing at six years old. My preferred tool of choice is the palette- knife. It’s an extension of my body, an extra limb. Capable of creating beautiful art and organically developing my career. My roots in Chicago drew me to dive deeper into the understanding and importance of community and connection through art expression.
My process eclipses my personal immediacy of wanting to finish an instead remains present and purposeful with my creativity. I am very particular with my color placement, especially as to how it behaves on the canvas. I play with it until it is perfect. AS you will see Women are a popular choice of subject for me currently. This is with the deepest of intentions to honor the form and motivate me to continue exploring my own ideas.