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WAO Gallery & Cultural Center in Altos de Chavón will inaugurate next October 15 the exhibition “Forms and Rhythms in the Geometric Dimension” by the Colombian artist Gustavo Vélez.
Gustavo’s passion for sculpture began at an early age. Since he was a child, Gustavo was confident of what destiny had in store for him: Art. After finishing high school, which he alternated with sculpture studies at the Institute of Fine Arts and the Eladio Vélez School in his hometown, he decided to travel to Florence as an existential option. He attended the Lorenzo de’ Medici Academy in Florence (Italy) and concluded his training in the workshops of Pietrasanta (Italy), a place he has been attending for more than 20 years and where his sculpture studio is currently located.
His work seeks a forceful harmony between each of the lines that form it, giving meaning, value, and logic to dreams. They are creations that mix with the subtle air and dance from start to finish while enjoying their movements’ changes. The challenge is to ensure that the hardness and heaviness of the materials have a touch of delicacy and transparency, that the sculpture becomes light and that the geometry floats in space like a provocation of infinity, like cosmic energy.
His pieces are present on several continents, in public and private collections, including one of his monumental sculptures (Flying, Korean White Marble) as part of the collection of the Art Valley Sculpture Park in Seoul (Korea).
Vélez’s most recent project is a 16-meter-high work, made of steel for a luxury hotel in Forte Dei Marmi, Italy.
The sample has 4 pieces exhibited in the gardens of Altos de Chavón, thanks to the efforts of its representative Luz Botero, who is responsible for the artist being in the country. The exhibition will remain open from October 15, 2022, to January 29, 2023.