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Colombian contemporary artist
Gustavo Velez
Born in Medellin, Colombia., 1975

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Extensive list of Gustavo Velez's best works, from Japan to the world
Here you can find an extensive list of Gustavo Velez works. Click on the image below to find out more about your favorite work!

"Espetrino"
H61xW18xD10cm.
Stainless steel, 2012
"Vision"
64.7x17x20cm.
Stainless steel, 2012
"Incógnito"
41.5x18x7cm.
bronze, 2005
"Transfondo"
55x30.5x3cm.
Acquabianca's White Marble , 2004
 


"Spring"
bronze,
154×35×17cm., 2009
"Gran Emergida"
bronze,
154.5×22×30cm., 2009
"Autumn"
bronze,
H155.5×W32×D32cm., 2009
"Rythm"
bronze,
105×40×23cm., 2009
       


"De la serie cubismo-"Cubico"
21x21x13.5cm.
Carrara's White Marble, 2005
"Vigor"
Pi's white marble Pi, 2009
"Impetus"
bronze,
99.5×16×6cm., 2009
"Creciente"
57.5cmx12cmx11cm
bronze, 2003
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DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
October 4th, 1975. Medellin, Colombia.

STUDIES

1993-1995 ARTISTIC DRAWING, Bellas Artes Institute. Medellin - Colombia
1994-95 SCULPTURE, Eladio Velez Art School. Itagui - Colombia
1996 SCULPTURE, San Marcos Academy. Florence - Italy
ART HISTORY, Lorenzo de Medici Art School. Florence - Italy
1997 WORK SHOW, Pietra Santa. Pietra Santa - Italy
PRIVATE STUDIO. Fredonia (Ant.) - Colombia
2001 Studying abroad in Italy Carrara National Art Academy (Activities until '02)


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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1999 Chamber of Comerce South Aburra. Medellin - Colombia.
1999 Outdoors exhibit. Fredonia (Ant.) - Colombia.
2000 Conavi's Bank exhibits hall at La Visitacion. Medellin - Colombia.
2001 Pontificia Bolivariana's University exhibits hall. MedellIn - Colombia.
2002 Olaya Herrera Airport. Medellin - Colombia.
2003 Mayor’s Office Hall in Medellin. Medellin - Colombia.
Marble and bronze / City hall of Medellin - Medellin, Colombia
2005 Gustavo Velez one-man show: PROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
2007 The exhibition of Gustavo VELEZ: Gallery I - Iwaki, Japan
2008 Gustavo Velez Exhibit: Genkan Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
2009 Rhythmic: Pntifical University of Boliver - Medellin, Colombia
Gustavo Velez, Autumn 2009: PROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
2010 Art Gallery of Guan Xiang - Museum of Zhengzhou - Zhengzhou, China
2011 Monuments, exposition of itinerant art: Anthropological Contemporary Art Museum of Guayaquil - Modern Art Museum of Cuenca Modern Art Museum of Quito - Ecuador
2012 Monuments, itinerant exposition: Art museum of Tolima - Ibague, Colombia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


1993 Julio Cesar Garcia Culture House. Fredonia (Ant.) - Colombia.
1996 Lorenzo de Medici Art School. Florence − Italy.
1997 Collective Workshop Exhibit. Pietra Santa - Italy.
1998 >Delle Belle Donne Gallery. Florence − Italy.
2001 Palace of Culture. Medellin - Colombia.
2001 JP Fine Art − Art Dealer (Duque Arango Gallery). Miami - U.S.A.
2001

Palace of Culture. Medellin - Colombia.
JP Fine Art − Art Dealer (Duque Arango Gallery). Miami - U.S.A.
International Art Export -Art Dealer(Duque Arango Gallery). NY - U.S.A.
Mayor's Office Hall in Medellin. Medellin, Colombia.

2003 El Castillo Museum. Medellin, Colombia.
Mayor's Office Hall in Medellin. Medellin, Colombia.
Incontro a Pietrasanta: PROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
Hot weather of America: Citizen hall - Museum of Kanagawa - Japan
Shiodome Art Extravaganza - Tokyo, Japan
2007 Incontro a Pietrasanta II : Duque Arango Gallery - Medellin, Colombia
Incontro a Pietrasanta II: Art Museum of Tolima - Ibague, Colombia
Artbo 2007, International Fair of Art - Bogota, Colombia
2006 Gustavo Velez+Takashi Yukawa - Incontro a Pietrasanta: PROMO-ARTE - Japan
2008 Incontro a Pietrasanta III : Ciel Gallery - Utsunomiya, Japan
Incontro a Pietrasanta IV : MUNDO Gallery - Bogota, Colombia
Incontro a Pietrasanta IV : Culture center of Sabaneta - Colombia
ARTBO'08, International Fair of Art - Bogota, Colombia
10th Colombia−Japan Contemporary Art "Today":PROMO-ARTE - Japan
Colombia − Japan Today: Gallery I - Iwaki, Japan
Quiroz 108 Gallery - LGM Art International - Miami, USA
"LATIN AMERICAN ART EXHIBITION"PROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
Colombia×Japan Contemporary Art "Today"PROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
2009 JK Sculpture Exhibition: Silk gallery - Seoul, Korea
Art Shanghai 2009, LGM Art International - Shanghai, China
Art Shanghai: CANART Gallery - Shanghai, China
Digital Culture & Contemporary Sculpture: Sait Gallery /TOMORROW,
The 17th Seoul International Art Festival 2009, /
Artist in residence, park of sculptures Art Valley, /
Multinational Crown - Seoul, Korea
10th Latinamerican Contemporary Art "TODAY"PROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
2010

11th Latin American Contemporary Art "TODAY": PROMO-ARTE - Japan
Art Shanghai 2010, LGM Art International - Shanghai, China
Art Fair of Kiaf - Seoul, Korea, / Gallery I - Iwaki, Japan
Latin American Contemporary Art exhibitionPROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan

2011

Guan Xiang Gallery of Art - Museum of Zhengzhou - Zhengzhou, China
Art Shanghai 2011, LGM Art International - Shanghai, China
Art Fair of PINTA - London, England /
Luz Botero Fine Art - Trump Ocean Club - Panama

2012

12th Latin American Contemporary Art "TODAY": PROMO-ARTE - Japan
Art Shanghai 2012, LGM Art International - Shanghai, China
Art Fair of PINTA 2012 - London, England
"Light and Shadow "of Latin American colonial periodPROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
The 12th Latin American & Caribbean Contemporary
Art Exhibition"TODAY" Part-1
PROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
The 12th Latin American & Caribbean Contemporary Art Exhibition "TODAY" Part2PROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan"BEHIND THE GOLD exhibition": PROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
"Memories of PIETRASANTA" exhibition
by Gustavo Ve´lez & Takashi YukawaPROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
"Latin American Art exhibition Vol.1"PROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
"Latin American Art exhibition Vol.2"PROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan

2014

"CARIBBEAN CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION"PROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
"MU" and "MA" exhibitionPROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
The Sculpture Exhibition by Ibero-American ArtistsPROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan

2015 New Year's Collection Exhibition 2015PROMO-ARTE Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
"XIV Lartin American & Cribbean Contemporary Art TODAY", in Latin-American Art Gallery Promo-Arte, Tokyo,Japan
2016

“Gallery Permanent Exhibition” in Latin-American Art Gallery Promo-Arte, Tokyo, Japan
“Three dimension art works exhibition” in Latin-American Art Gallery Promo-Arte, Tokyo, Japan


COMMENTS ON THE WORKS

From the artist

"From the depths of the artist, emerge flights, transparencies and movements towards the infinite".
"The works have movement, they look for a strong harmony in each of the lines that shape it. The works have depth, which blends with the subtle air. The works turn abstract while they suffer changes in each one of their movements."
"Chaotic reality or abstractional harmony...I'm talking about the mutual agreement between figurativism and abstractionism. A clear harmony, resulting from the encounter between two movements, this is figurative abstraction".
Gustavo Velez sculptural process is the result of the figurative artist's flight, abstracted from the reality of our world.

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From others

May 13, 1998
"(...) The marble brought in from Italy is transformed by this artist into works that play between the figurative and the conceptual, between forms easily identifiable and others more abstract, full of movement, light, shadow and search of the infinite".

Luisa Fernanda Restrepo
El Mundo Newspaper


June, 2004
After quieting for a long time, the sound of the pneumatic hammer pulls me out of a state that was taking the likeness of dream. Minutes before, surrounded by marble, catwalks and pulleys, amidst the dust, it could have been thought that this sculptor and his atelier were just remnants of Renaissance, in the vertiginous birth of this century.
Now, after meditating over his intense, wordless dialog with the stone and having seeing him -arrayed like a modern workman- wonder contemplatively around it, I have the sensation that the chisel, vibrating in his hands, will commence, not a search in itself but the arduous path that will take him to the encounter with his work.
Days afterwards, from the now revealed depths of his material, I will see, emerging from the encounter of lines and ondulating surfaces, the purest archetypes of the verb, the flame, the foliage, the flight or the vertical, opening rose or the love on the mounts of Venus. Atavistic abstractions, multiplying and confusing themselves in harmonious waves, or isolating and synthesizing to the most elemental form of roots or tongues of fire: reminiscences of mythology, of art history, of life; apices of arabesques which, in hinging space, seem to express Gustavo's wish to use his machines to reduce to dust the white metaphors and proceed sculpting the void with his hands… and the workshop again in silence.

Augusto Restrepo
Art Dealer


Publications
2013 Bogotá_
En la costa norte de Tosana, en Italia, se encuentra la localidad de Pietrasanta, la cual se ha convertido en el paso obligado de los escultores que sueñan con ser los mejores.
  El escultor que le sigue los pasos a Fernando Botero.
(EL TIEMPO - 9 de JUNIO 2013)




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