Artist Conversation #2

Artist: Elmer Guevara & Robert Nehemiah

Exhibition: Immaterial

Media: Drawing and Painting

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West

Instagram:  @3lmski1(Elmer) @wookieewarrior(Robert)

About the Artists

Elmer Guevara and Robert Nehemiah are both CSULB students in their last semester as undergraduates in the School of Art Drawing and Paint working towards their BFA.

Both Elmer and Robert started drawing at a very young age. Elmer was born and raised in Los Angeles while Robert grew up in Pico Rivera. Both have their own styles in painting. Elmer’s portraits are  homeless people he met and interviewed in Los Angeles. Robert’s portraits are of his friends and family and himself 🙂

Formal Analysis

Elmer’s portraits are fragmented, which looks like his subject are in motion. As for Robert, his portraits are more direct and formal but he paints them using unconventional pieces.


Content Analysis

Elmer’s pieces are homeless people he met in the streets of Los Angeles. He interviews them then take photos and draw them from his photos. He named his pieces based on the person’s name that he interviewed.

Robert’s pieces are of his friends and families. In the gallery he has portrait of his mentor, mother, grandmother, one of his best friends  and himself. His paintings are painted in unconventional pieces  using raw materials such as cardboard, metal, and wood.





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