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Gustavo Velez
Marble and bronze sculptures exhibition

11/18 (Fri.)-11/30 (Wed.) 


“(...) 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

   


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EXHIBITED WORKS


"Enlace"
1mx12cmx12.5cm
Pi's white marble Pi
2005

"Creciente"
57.5cmx12cmx11cm
bronze
2003

"Transfondo"
55cmx30.5cmx3cm
Acquabianca's White Marble
2004
De la serie cubismo - "Cubico"
21cmx21cmx13.5cm
Carrara’s White Marble
2005

Exhibition view Exhibition view




DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
October 4th, 1975. Medellin, Colombia.

STUDIES
ARTISTIC DRAWING, Bellas Artes Institute.
Medellin - Colombia
1993 - 1995.


SCULPTURE, Eladio Velez Art School.
Itagui − Colombia
1994, 1995.

SCULPTURE, San Marcos Academy.
Florence − Italy
1996.

SCULPTURE, Lorenzo de Medici Art School.
Florence − Italy
1996.

ART HISTORY, Lorenzo de Medici Art School.
Florence − Italy
1996.

WORK SHOW, Pietra Santa.
Pietra Santa − Italy
1997.

PRIVATE STUDIO
Fredonia (Ant.) - Colombia



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.


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


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.


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 International Art Export - Art Dealer (Duque Arango Gallery). New York - U.S.A.
2001 >Mayor's Office Hall in Medellin. Medellin, Colombia.
2003 El Castillo Museum. Medellin, Colombia.
2003 Mayor's Office Hall in Medellin. Medellin, Colombia.
2015 EXHIBITION OFLATIN AMERICAN YOUNG ARTISTS in Promo-Arte Latin American Art Gallery. Tokyo, Japan


 

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