Torso - Pinecrest Gardens

on Friday, 23 September 2016.

International Artist lugufelo Exhibits His Art in a Solo Show at Pinecrest Gardens

PINECREST, FL – July 22, 2015 – Skilled public artist lugufelo announced today that he will present a solo art exhibition entitled “Animated Metals” at the Pinecrest Gardens Gallery.


lugufelo is an international artist known for his use of geometric forms in creating interactive art. The Gardens Gallery will exhibit a selection of lugufelo’s work in August 2015, and the artist’s larger-than-life centerpiece of the exhibition, entitled “Torso”, will remain in the adjoining, lushly-landscaped botanical gardens through 2016.

Lugufelo was born and raised in Venezuela where he was influenced at an early age by the great maestro, Jesus Soto. Having briefly studied under Soto’s direction, lugufelo, has created his own unique style and perspective on kinetic art, computer animated art, and large-scale geometric metal art. Regarding this show, the artist states, “It is an incredible opportunity to share my work and my passion for the synthesis of abstract forms and natural spaces with area residents. Pinecrest Gardens is a truly unique space and I am honored to present my work in such an amazing setting!”

lugufelo lives and works in Miami, FL. His artwork is represented in private collections in the US, Mexico, Norway and Venezuela, as well as public installations and exhibitions around the world. The City of Doral, FL, has honored the artist with a day in his name thanks to the many contributions he has made to public art in that city. More information is available at the artist’s website www.lugufelo.com. He also can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

It has taken more than a half-century for Pinecrest Gardens to evolve into the lush oasis of towering banyans, natural streams filled with turtles, Japanese Koi, and a lake that provides a home for an array of magnificent water fowl. It is a place to experience cultural enrichment in a panoramic setting and to learn about history and our environment. Every element of the Garden reflects excellence, beauty and inspiration to transform the visitor experience into one of discovery, enlightenment and entertainment. The Gardens contains approximately 4.3 acres of native forested wetland, 3.3 acres of tropical hardwood hammock and an acre of native cypress slough hammock. In addition, the site contains remnants of the original bed of Snapper Creek. Pinecrest Gardens features over 1,000 varieties of rare tropical and exotic plants, and has long served the South Florida community as an educational resource for natural science teachers, students and researchers. Among the facilities you’ll find a children’s Splash ‘N Play water amusement area, a petting zoo, playground and picnic areas and spectacular landscapes. There is a 500 seat outdoor theater and several meeting and party venues. The site was designated as an individual historic site pursuant to the Metropolitan Dade County Historic Preservation Ordinance on December 19, 1990 and on October 17, 2011, the National Park Service announced the addition of Pinecrest Gardens to the National Register of Historic Places.