Galería del Pueblo

Mural in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala, Hotel Tolimán, ca. 7 x 3m, 2018
Mural in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala, Hotel Tolimán, ca. 7 x 3m, 2018

During my visit to Guatemala at the end of 2018 I founded the collective "Tz'unün" which is Kakchiquel and means "Hummingbird". It is a group of young enthusiastic artists, some of them being my former students, which helped me painting the above mural. It is the starting point of the project "Galería del Pueblo" (Gallery of the People) that wants to bring "art with a message" to the streets of my hometown San Lucas Tolimán. Art should be visible and accessible for every human, not just for privileged persons who can buy artworks for their homes. 

 

The group "Tz'unün" will carry on with this project and realize various murals all over San Lucas Tolimán, forming an artistic-walk through San Lucas Tolimán. By the way the great artistic talent which exists in the town is made public.

 

For more information, recent fotos and projects see the facebook page  "Colectivo de Arte Tz'unün" or Gustavo Juárez Art.