Guillermo D. Tapia is a self taught painter currently based in Fort Worth, TX. Primarily working in portraiture, his paintings utilize numerous content ranging from American iconography and populism to matters of personal memories, friendships and experiences. Tapia's work provokes ideas of popular American culture while super imposing his own vision that heightens friends, family and his own memories into similar realms of existence. His skillful paintings bring to light the questions, What is reality? What is memory? Tapia investigates these questions with fractured representations that apply focus on the more important aspects of the paintings; people.