José Gamarra

José Gamarra (born 1934 in Tecuarembó, Uruguay)[1] is an Uruguayan painter[2] who has lived in Paris, France since 1963.[1]


His paintings are usually landscapes, with a dreamlike tropical universe. Grand forests, lianas, troubled waters, and living anacondas and caimans are often placed in historical or incongruous scenes.

His favourite theme is the denunciation of colonialism, with caravelles and helicopters present in an otherwise harmonious scene emphasising their indesirable presence.


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  1. ^ a b "Miami Biennale José Gamarra". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  2. ^ "José Gamarra | Uruguayan artist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 April 2020.