Juan Antonio Guirado

Juan Antonio Guirado (1932-2010) was born in in Los Villares (Jaén) Spain.
Due to the lack of freedom of artistic expression under which Spain found itself under the fascist regime of General Franco, Guirado decided to immigrate to Australia in 1959.
Juan Antonio Guirado’s work conveys the sorrow, longing, and hope, universally found in the human condition. His paintings blend surrealism with prophetic visions of the future. Press attention around Guirado’s artistic legacy has been wide and prolific but perhaps one of the most poignant critiques entitled, ‘Arte y Misterio’, was written by the journalist Manuel Portillo Lopez;
 Guirado has been described as "the painter of the 21st century" by journalists.


Guirado exhibited in many of the most prestigious venues in Sydney Australia, Paris, London, New York, Chicago, Malta, Venice, and Spain over a career spanning 54 years of working as a professional artist. Guirado’s works have been collected by personalities such as King Hussein of Jordan, John Caudwell, Tom Payne, J.D. Salinger, Cardinal Gilroy, Art Critic Manuel Quintanilla, Pedro Gilabert, Robert Galstian, Walter Schindler & John Schlesinger, Nathalie & Adrian Smith, Noemi Prin, Jori White to name a few. Guirado’s works have been either featured or donated to several museums across the globe, including the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Malta National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta, Malta, Casa Museo Gilabert in Arboleas, Spain and The Quentovic Calais Museum in France. 

To speak of Juan Antonio Guirado is to speak of tradition and innovation. Within his works we can find a trajectory through the most profound Spanish tradition, with reproductions of its landscapes and its people; but we can also find great attention to the problems of society, humanity, the environment, and the condemnation of situations that are very current. The importance of his work resides in the relevance of his themes. His work forces us to look within ourselves to be able to reflect on what is happening around us. In his work, we can see the influence of Gauguin, Kandinsky, Abstract Expressionism, and Bosch. 

Since his passing in 2010 Guirado has returned to the international art world with his daughter Catalina Guirado managing the estate. Recognizing the importance of this overlooked artist of his generation by art academics the estate exhibited Guirado's work starting with a 2015 retrospective at the PONS Foundation Madrid, Environmentalism exhibition for ARCO in 2017, Coral Gables Museum, Miami (alongside Carlos Cruz-Diez) for Miami Art Basel, and Miami Art Week. Guirado was curated alongside Spanish masters Picasso, Miro, Tapies, and the who's who of Spanish art to celebrate the University of Jaén’s 25th anniversary in 2018. The exhibition 'Parallel Visionaries' was curated by Laura Revuelta, Art Critic, Curator and Editor in Chief of ABC Culture, as part of an education program on Guirado and his historical relevance in Spanish/Australian art with a painting by Guirado being added to the Ceserio Rodreguez- Aguillera Foundation.

Flores Del Futures
Flores Del Futures

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Encadenamiento de acciones 2001 oil on paper 52.5 x 70.5cm
Encadenamiento de acciones 2001 oil on paper 52.5 x 70.5cm
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Environmental Concern
Environmental Concern

Oil on paper. NFT Twin with purchase. 25 Limited Edition NFTs

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Madonna de Bosnia
Madonna de Bosnia

Oil on paper 1998 NFT Twin with purchase

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Energy 1990-2000, mixed medium
Energy 1990-2000, mixed medium

Original painting with Twin NFT. 25 limited edition NFTs

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Spiritual Procession 1970, oil on paper
Spiritual Procession 1970, oil on paper

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Effecto, 1990, oil on paper
Effecto, 1990, oil on paper

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Kali Tunel 1989 Mixed medium
Kali Tunel 1989 Mixed medium

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Sky on Fire 2000 Mixed medium
Sky on Fire 2000 Mixed medium

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