Tahiti and the Painting "Baghdad Children"

While in New York, Ginés watched the coverage of the Gulf War. He was shocked. Hundred of bombs treacherously fell over Baghdad in the middle of the night, prompting a CNN reporter to comment that "it looks like the Fourth of July."
Devastated by the insensitivity and manipulation of the media, that night, he painted "Baghdad Children." It's a canvas full of somber grays reflecting that tragedy, the horror of war. He earlier experienced violence in different parts of the world; in the Arab-Israeli war while living in a Kibbutz in 1970; witnessing public executions in Nigeria in 1976; and police brutality towards American Indians in the United States and Canada in the '80s.
A few days later, he left for Tahiti and stayed in Moorea where he did the "Paul Gauguin Series." It was exactly the centennial of Gauguin's arrival to the island. The French-Peruvian artist was fed up with politics and the art commercialism of his time. Ginés, 100 years hence, shared that disappointment. The "Gauguin Series" was exhibited in Tokyo in 1991. "Bagdhad Children" was sold in Toyama City.