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Photograph ©Juan Negrín 1976
Guadalupe González Ríos, Ketsetemahé Teukarieya, or "Godson of the Mounted Iguanas", was born on December 12, 1923 in the Huichol settlement of Carretones de Cerritos, Nayarit. He considers himself a member of the Huichol community of Tuapuri (Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán), when it comes to the roots of his paternalistic tradition. Guadalupe González's masterpieces have little in common with the work of José Benítez. In Guadalupe González Río's paintings, figures are not connected to each other by linear relationships. Instead, they reflect and emanate a mystical attitude. Human prototypes appear to float in a vacuum, defying gravity to levitate in space. The primary focal point is the central being of the ancestor invoked in the yarn painting, around which everything else is arranged. Points, stars, and other symbols represent various prayers, and multiple beings invoke the legendary figures and their allies.

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Birth of The Sun

Guadalupe González Ríos,
1973,
Size: 1.22m x 1.22 m
The Birth of
The Tree of Wind

Guadalupe González Ríos, 1973,
Size: 1.22m. x 1.22m.
The Metamorphosis of Our Petrified Ancestor
Guadalupe González Ríos, 1974,
Size: 1.22 x 1.22 m 
A Mystical Communion
with the Tree of Wind

Guadalupe González Ríos, 1973,
Size: .60m x .60m
 

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