Changarrito Residency: Esteban

Sep. 1, 2023

Sep. 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm Sep. 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Esteban Miguel Guerra outside Mexic-Arte with the changarrito cart

The Agave Harvest, 14″x18″, Oil on canvas, 2022

About the Artist

Esteban Miguel Guerra is a Mexican American painter who lives and works in Austin, TX. Born in San Antonio in 1975, Esteban discovered art at an early age and painted and drew frequently, later studying independently the work of famous painters. Esteban went on to earn a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Saint Mary’s University School of Law while continuing to draw and paint. During this time, Esteban received art instruction at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio and the Contemporary Austin – Art School in Austin, TX. After working in finance, Esteban decided to pursue art full time. He is currently enrolled at ACC in Austin, TX studying studio art and plans to transfer to a BFA in studio art program in Fall 2023.

Artist’s Statement

My name is Esteban Miguel Guerra and I am a Mexican American painter living and working in Austin, TX. I draw inspiration for my work from the world around me, the various forms both natural and man made which I try to imbue with anima. My earlier work evokes a sense of traditional Japanese prints. The paintings are filled with flattened forms: birds, flowers, and figures rendered in saturated colors, bound by simple lines. My depictions of the human form strive for a sense of meditation or peaceful contemplation in the subject. The art itself is psychological, a struggle to capture a feeling of peace in paint. On a technical level, my work is evolving in its awareness and treatment of light and shadow. Colors are creeping into the darkness and the forms that populate the space are becoming more sculptural.   

Changarrito Cart – TBD

Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.

Esteban Miguel Guerra featured their artwork on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum’s entrance.

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Changarrito Instagram Live Interview on Thursday, September 28

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with Artist Esteban Miguel Guerra took place on Thursday, September 28th from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm CST. Isabel Servantez, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator Of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, facilitated the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event.