The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Possibility of Understanding Reality: A new book presents paintings by Carlos Loarca
The book is available on and

By Tomas Loarca

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Back in 2005 after a severe family accident: Painter, Carlos Loarca, and his son, Tomas Loarca, spent time together everyday driving back and forth across the San Francisco Bay Bridge to a hospital in Vallejo. During that time a son got to know his father which changed everything he thought he knew about his father and his art. His resentful misunderstanding of painting turned into an appreciation that transmuted itself, eight years later, into Tomas Loarca and Ariel Martinez’s book, A Possible Reality Carlos Loarca Artist and Muralist.

A Possible Reality highlights a sample of fifty recent paintings from maestro painter/muralist Carlos Loarca. Loarca’s career spans over fifty years with shows in the United States, London, and Italy with murals in San Francisco, Guatemala, and St. Petersburg, Russia.

Loarca’s muse, El Cadejo, a legendary dog from his hometown of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala is a protector of drunks as they wander home from the cantina. Loarca and his family battled alcoholism and experienced the protecting power of El Cadejo. His belief in the legend as a child stayed with him and eventually helped him overcome his addiction. The image of the dog first appeared in his art in the mid nineteen seventies and has since remained, growing old with him.

The paintings demonstrate bright vibrant colors traditionally associated with the Maya Indian use of color, inspired by nature, consisting of rich blues, bright yellows, and vibrant reds. These poignant colors dance across the canvas and connect the creator and the spectator.

Loarca states, “The image in the painting makes sense to everyone, but always in a different way, depending on the cultural background and intense depth of belief”.

Loarca’s use of lines protrudes through every piece like a continuum of thought and creation. The paintings were specifically selected to demonstrate Loarca’s range of human emotions that are not conveyed in spoken language, but rather visibly displayed on a medium as a form of higher communication.

A Possible Realty Carlos Loarca Artist and Muralist is the first book developed by the Loarca-Martinez duo, who hopes to re-popularize the arts with the upcoming generation. Their works includes a foster youth mural and other philanthropic community work.

The book is available on and

To contact the author of this article:

Today's News

April 8, 2013

Mexican archaeologists find what may possibly be a pre-hispanic dock in Veracruz

First expansive Sargent watercolor exhibition in twenty years opens at the Brooklyn Museum

World premiere of Thomas Ruff's series photograms at David Zwirner in New York

Japanese illustrated books tell of vibrant reading culture in Edo-period Japan

Tom Wesselmann's Pop art makes a statement at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

First museum retrospective of Meret Oppenheim outside Switzerland on show at Bank Austria Kunstforum

Werner Büttner: Gemeine Wahrheiten opens at the ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents "Stephen Prina: As He Remembered It"

Giosetta Fioroni's first solo exhibition in North America opens at the Drawing Center

Iranian American artist Shirin Neshat mid-career retrospective opens at Detroit Institute of Arts

Kunsthaus Zürich presents a performance in dialogue with drawings by Rudolf von Laban

The Possibility of Understanding Reality: A new book presents paintings by Carlos Loarca

Exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Judy Glantzman opens at Betty Cuningham Gallery

Pacific Asia Museum announces new exhibition "Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection"

"Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works from 1993-2012" opens at Kunsthalle Zurich

A series of eight new works and a site-specific installation by Jim Houser at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Marcos Ramírez ERRE's first solo exhibition opens at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Green Hill Center announces exhibition of North Carolina Abstract artists, independents

Klingons, superheroes and screen goddesses highlight Julien's Auctions Hollywood Legends Event

Janet Rady to hold inaugural auction of Middle Eastern Contemporary art at the Auction Room this summer

Hermes Diamond Blue Jean Crocodile Constance bag in the spotlight at Heritage Auctions

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site