Archives for the month of: October, 2013


Faith, Love, Music. Those are the central themes in which so many works found in Galleria Ivan Guaderrama are based on. “Music” in particular has been a soft spot for Ivan, from Coldplay (see Yellow post) to a more instrumental focus, the artist pays homage to the great inspiration that can be found in so many forms around the globe. Most recently this concept has shown its face in two pieces involving two very different genres of music.

“The Jazz Age” has a look and feel that brings you straight to the 1920′s, the coloring and abstract details of a simple yet iconic saxophone form makes the concept jump off of the page. While “Beyond the Strings” creates a mood in which viewers can practically hear the gradually growing sounds of a full string quartet in their heads. The simplistic white backdrop gives the perfect contrast to a color pallet that is unmistakably Guaderramas signature. The final result is two pieces that celebrate the beauty that can be found both through sight and sound.

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When you live in faith you not only have greater momentum toward your goal, you not only streamline your life and are relieved of many inner conflicts, but some amazing transformations in your daily life or career often happen. This is why faith is so greatly encouraged, even in those who are by nature extremely skeptical.

The nature of faith stands as a constant inspiration for Ivan Guaderrama who attributes his success of his art work to his own personal faith in Jesus Christ. The beauty of faith is the moments in which we fully stand in it, despite having every reason not to. The memorable verse from the book of Matthew shown in the painting above and the video below is the Lords promise that he in fact asks very little of us, to have faith smaller than the grain of a single mustard seed, and in return He will move the many mountains in our life. Not to simply be taken as a literal mountain, the scripture uses the term ¨mountains¨ as it pertains to whatever sin each individual finds difficult to overcome.

Guaderrama incorporates an actual mustard seed behind a blue light in his stunning abstract piece, as a visual reminder of the small amount of faith Jesus requests of us so that He may create miracles.

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Psalms 31:24  “Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord”

These words appropriately grace a wooden canvas in the Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery in San Jose del Cabo accompanied by an array by abstract colors and floating hearts. The painting is just one of many in the gallery that celebrate the grace and love given to us by the Lord and his unending capability to provide for us, Ivan Guaderrama understands that the love of God is the most beautiful art form he could ever attempt to capture and that there’ s no better way to capture it then through the words of the King himself.

A variety of paintings in the galley done in acrylics and inks, incorporate the words of the Bible to feed the soul and nurture the heart. One of the most used verses in the gallery is  the much celebrated 1 Corinthians 13:4-7: “ Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres”. The verse so commonly used in wedding ceremonies speaks to Ivan Guaderrama on a creative level as he works it into his art work displaying the ultimate definition of love that is virtually unattainable without the help and love of the Lord.

A crowd  favorite is Ivan Guaderramas interactive piece “Faith Like A Mustard Seed” , inspired Matthew 17:20 : “He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” “

The painting serves as a reminder of the fact that we all have our own “mountain” to overcome and that it simply requires a level of faith in the Lord. In case you forget just how small that level of faith needs to be, the artist incorporated an actually tiny mustard see in the center of the painting that lights up with the sound of a clap.

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Some of these angel paintings are subtle, and abstract in form while others are more contemporary, bold, and  larger than life; but there is no doubt that each takes on it’s own character and personality while delivering a strong and impactful message.

Ivan Guaderrama’s notorious Angel Collection comes in two forms;

the first is paintings. In these paintings done in vivid acrylic and ink-based colors each Angel stands in a pose that matches it’s only distinct personality. While some sit looking pensive and deep in thought, others stand tall with outstretched wings and bold tones. The paintings contain details to express each Angel’s love of music, life, and the word of God. The wings on so many of these Angels are done in such perfect detail, you’ll want to reach out and touch the wooden canvas to see if it’s real. Our patrons have described these descending beauties as regal, prolific, and captivating. Many of our guests have purchased an Angel due to the uncanny spiritual resemblance to a long lost loved one, to remind themselves that they are always being guarded and protected.

The second form of Ivan Guaderramas Angel Collection comes in the form of sculptures. Whether standing gracefully with wings relaxed back or spread wide in an impressive and strong stance these Angels grab attention n any home. The process is a personal one as Ivan Guaderrama sculpts each piece by hand using a clay base, the angels then come in a variety of colors and finishes including pewter and resin.

Whether purchasing on of Ivan Guaderramas angels as a personal memento or simply a decorative piece, there is guaranteed a perfect Angel for you here in the Ivan Guaderrama Gallery.

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