During the 1980s Guirado's work became more political and he began experimenting with his style of painting moving away from abstract and surrealism to become more figurative in his approach. He continued his classical studies of architecture, landscape, and portraiture but started to use mixed medium beginning his collage period in 1989 that developed through into the early 90s. His environmental concerns became more evident in large oil paintings depicting forest fires, oil spills, pollution and the destruction of the planet. This was the era of greed, the war between Russia and the US, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the fear of the atomic bomb being dropped and the apocalypse occurring. Despite all the darkness Guirado still maintained a spiritual focus now depicting himself in self-portraits as a spiritual guru opening the third eye and creating awareness of the potential destruction of the planet.