Muñoz Vera

“I paint the universe of men, of objects, and of their surroundings. I paint scenes that fly over the world as if they were loose pages from an imaginary travel journal that unavoidably feel real.”

Guillermo Muñoz Vera, born in Chile in 1956, is an internationally acclaimed artist recognized for his mastery in realist painting within the contemporary Latin American art sphere. He actively combines his artistic expertise with his theoretical studies. In Europe and the United States, he has been celebrated through numerous solo exhibitions. (Read More)

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In 1979, Muñoz Vera relocated to Spain, where his studio is currently located. It was in Madrid where, in 1994, he co-founded the ARAUCO foundation alongside Spanish artist Carmen Spínola. This foundation, known as ARAUCO, la Fundación Arte y Autores Contemporáneos, actively champions interdisciplinary artistic endeavors and facilitates cross-cultural exchange programs for students worldwide.

Muñoz Vera’s oeuvre is marked by both unwavering technical brilliance and a dynamic exploration of human experiences. His paintings offer a deeply personal interpretation of the human condition, engaging viewers with conviction and subtlety while maintaining a meticulous balance between technical precision and conceptual depth.

Following his notable commission for Santiago del Chile’s La Moneda metro station in 2002, Muñoz Vera found inspiration in the grandeur of Chile’s natural landscapes. From 2003 to 2007, he embarked on a series of oil paintings that captured the awe-inspiring beauty of his homeland’s natural wonders.

In 2003, Muñoz Vera received the prestigious opportunity to create a portrait of King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Then, in 2021, he was commissioned to paint portraits depicting the twelve apostles for the Felipe Neri Oratory, situated in the historic town of Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Most notably, in 2023, Muñoz Vera was granted a comprehensive solo exhibition by the Instituto de América in Santa Fe (Granada), Spain, coinciding with the release of a new 150-page hardcover book dedicated to his work.


Important Solo Exhibitions

2018    Guillermo Muñoz Vera. Museo Casa del Temple, Toledo, Spain

2015    Muñoz Vera, Paintings (2008 –2015), Pictorial Images from the Discrepancy, Museum Universitat dÁlcant, Alicante, Spain

2010    Chile 2010: Earthquake & Tsunami of the Bicentennial, Serrano 27, Madrid, Spain

2008    A Propósito del Agua (2001-2008), Universal Expo Zaragoza 2008: Water and Sustainable Development, Sala Cajalón, Zaragoza, Spain

2005    Travel Journal: Preparatory Studies for the Murals of Chile Today, Fundación Telefónica, Santiago, Chile

2000    Muñoz Vera, Anthological Exhibition (1973-2000), Patrocinada por el Excmo, Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, Spain

1994    Yesterday – Madrid – Now, Asamblea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

1986    Yesterday – Madrid – Now, Asamblea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

1979    Muñoz Vera: Crafts, Drawings, and Paintings (1975 – 1979), Sala Manuel Montt, Ministry of Education, Santiago, Chile   


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