"Manuela Gutierrez's figurative painting exalts romance, sensuality and eroticism." The use of luminous colors in contrast to dark backgrounds preserves the anonymity of the characters. Manuela Gutierrez does not follow the current trends of contemporary art, perhaps not even the concepts the dominant academics of the past. The painting is thus an instrument of creativity whose scope and intention involve much more than strictly plastic "(José Roberto Moreira, Curator). Manuela Gutierrez lives and works in France.