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Throughout her long career, but especially of late, Gloria Muñoz 's work has reflected an underlying duality of the physical and the spiritual. In 1993, she established her studio in the chapel of old Augustinian monastery. A few years ago she started a series of paintings, entitled "empty altars", that constituted a milestone in her artistic career. She incorporates many of the details and elements of her studio into the subjects of her painting. Her palette, often composed of subtle shades of ochre and blue, closely reflects the interior of the studio as well.

Her works are often highly spiritual in nature. She frequently uses an empty niche, containing no more than a bunch of dried flowers, or perhaps a partly filled vessel, as a subject. There is clearly a message related to the transcendence of objects beyond their physical appearance. Muñoz 's painting illustrates this place in which silence and memories are plentiful, evoking comparisons between the visible and the hidden, between certainty and enigma, between life and death. Her work evokes a place of deep meditative solitude and contemplation. Her painting becomes a fundamental reference to the passing of time, the power of symbols, and that which separates the worldly from the spiritual.


Gloria Muñoz
"ALTAR DE LUZ Y SOMBRA"
52"x 36"
oil on canvas




Gloria Muñoz
"FRAGMENTO Y ROSAS"
20"x 20"
oil on canvas




Gloria Muñoz
"ALTAR COBRE"
26"x 40"
oil on canvas


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