Chaos On The Canvas

Chaos On The Canvas

Arizona artist, Hilario Gutierrez, published his first book Chaos On The Canvas – The Art of Hilario in April, 2009. Hilario, who signs all his work with just his first name, has been painting and selling his work since 1994.

Hilario’s book translates why he paints into how he paints. And it answers a question often posed to him by his many fans. Why, when one views a painting by Hilario, does one feel a sudden emotional connection to it and to him? In his book, he explains how he makes this happen. He says; “As a self aware artist, I work from my soul, heart, and mind…and my mind is the last tool I need to create my art. My soul allows the ethereal chaos of my spirit to emerge; my heart allows my humanity to surface; and my mind channels awareness of my soul’s and heart’s expression into my art.”

The book features more than 60 pages of text combined with 35 full color images of Hilario’s work in an oversized lay-flat format. It allows the reader to explore the vision, depth and theory behind some of his most stunning works. On May 22nd, 2009, he opened a solo exhibition of his work at the West Valley Art Museum, an affiliate of the Phoenix Art Museum, in Surprise, Arizona. The Chaos On The Canvas exhibit carried the same title as his book and work featured in the book was displayed. Some of the work was from Hilario’s private collection and had never been exhibited.

 
 

Click a thumbnail image to view a sample page from the book.