My Biography

Meet lugufelo
( Luis Guillermo Fernandez Lovera )
lugufelo is a renowned sculptor who immigrated to the United States to escape the escalating political and social instability in his native country of Venezuela.

His distinctive multidimensional style engages multiple senses, creating an integrated experience that evolves over time, forcing the observer to continually reexamine their interpretation of what they see, observation after observation.

The true brilliance of lugufelo's work lies in his use and understanding of geometric shapes, which he capitalizes on to create tactile experiences using materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, and wood. Additionally, the subtle interplay of light and shadow cast by his pieces at different times of day further enhances the sensory experience.

He harnesses nature to amplify the senses even more, capturing the whispering wind gently passing through his art, or the roaring of the wind across its surfaces, integrating the experience beyond a mere colorful representation of his mind's eye and into a total immersion of insight beyond the physical.

Despite studying under the watchful eye of one of the greatest geniuses for the use of kinetic design, Jesus Rafael Soto, lugufelo also draws inspiration from Naum Gabo, Pablo Picasso, and Victor Vasarely.

What makes lugufelo's installations unique is their ability to be scaled to mega proportions, suitable for railings, roofs, gates, shade panels, and banners in corporate entrances or local parks. His sculptures juxtapose with the surrounding natural topography, captivating the reflective gazes of curious onlookers.

lugufelo's ability to fabricate designs at an exaggerated scale gives him the freedom to create art from the most mundane components, bringing a fresh perspective to art and design. He often integrates computer-generated components that can be scaled to work as a mega-sized integrated piece of art with his installations.

Even great sculptors need mental and physical health breaks, and lugufelo is no exception. To relax and calm his mind, he enjoys bicycling and walking, often spending his free time practicing martial arts.

lugufelo has been a member of the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals (FAPAP) since 2011. He is also the recipient of several awards, including the 2014 Appreciation and Achievement Award at the Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit, 1st Place in the Sculpture Artists and Arts Juried Show in 2014, and the Douglas County Art Encounters People's Choice Award for "The Eye" in Castle Rock, CO in 2013. In 2013, he was honored with the official dedication of February 25 as "lugufelo Day" by the City of Doral, Florida.

lugufelo was born and raised in Venezuela but came to the United States in the 1990s and obtained citizenship in 2009. He currently lives in Venice, Florida, and his work can be viewed in private collections in America, Mexico, Norway, and Venezuela, as well as public exhibitions worldwide.