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Hulda Guzmán was born in Santo Domingo in 1984. Primarily works painting. He obtained a degree in Visual Arts at the National School of Plastic Arts in Mexico between 2004 and 2006 and studied Fine Arts and Illustration at Altos de Chavón School of Design, in La Romana, Dominican Republic, during the 2002-2004 period .

In 2009 he won a Painting Prize at the 25ta National Biennial of Visual Arts, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, and in 2010 obtained the Audience Award at the XXIII Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest from the León Center, Santiago de los Caballeros. He lives and works in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

El Award issued by the selection jury of the XXIV Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest expresses the following about this work by Guzmán: "For his mastery of pictorial technique and his ability to construct autobiographical narratives". 

The Award issued by the Award jury of the same contest, express"For his way of approaching painting, evoking the tradition of the landscape, the portrait and references of the histories of art, at the same time that he manages to inscribe it in the context of Dominican society".  

The artist declares about her work: "How to tell stories in the painting? That a painting is impelled to convey a certain narrative is a problem in which painters have exercised for centuries. In this sense, Renaissance painting is of great influence to me. In the work Fiesta en el batey, the Taínos are immersed in a modern architecture, which seeks harmony between the human habitat and the natural world. The ingenuity of the treatment contributes a lot to the narration, since the simple mind resorts to symbolisms, simplifications and syntheses that facilitate the transmission of the message ".

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