Hernan Zuniga is considered the father of the ‘Baroque Guayaco,’ a style built after years of digging into the popular imagination, the profile of Guayaquil people and the anthropological and sociological essence of urbanization processes with its rites and popular myths.
When asked about his favoritism for popular themes, he is clear.
“I belong to the generation of the sixties. I obey a historical and political context of the free thinker artist, without political ideologies, responsible with the masses, where art was never considered a trademark nor was made to decorate rooms. I come from the social vindication, and this is something constantly present in my work.”
Zuniga had the opportunity to make a review of his portfolio while building the ‘Revision’ sample, which opened its doors last night at the Casa de la Cultura Nucleo del Guayas (CCNG), and that brings together paintings from his fifty-year career.