Today we’d like to introduce you to Lugufelo.
Thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I started my artistic journey as a student of kinetic design under the guidance of a famous artist, a renowned artist at the time, in Paris.
This experience likely significantly shaped my artistic style, characterized by a multidimensional approach, engaging multiple senses, and evolving. Always my style has been influenced by the use of geometric shapes and the manipulation of tactile materials like aluminum, stainless steel, and wood.
Over the years, I drew inspiration from many other esteemed artists who helped me to develop further and refine my artistic vision. My installations can be scaled to enormous proportions and found in various environments, from corporate entrances to local parks.
Originally from Venezuela but (USA) American in my heart, it was a process to obtain US citizenship in 2009. I reside in Venice, Florida, and my Art Studio has been there since I moved in 2018.
I’m sure it wasn’t obstacle-free, but would you say the journey has been fairly smooth so far?
Creating art can be expensive, requiring funds for art supplies, studio space, exhibitions, and marketing in a world where competitive art is growing daily; gaining recognition and exposure is no easy feat. Artistic development is a gradual process that demands time and experimentation.
Balancing art with life responsibilities is an ongoing challenge. And I have been dealing with them for several years; rejection from galleries, competitions, or audiences can be disheartening. Moreover, facing criticism adds to the emotional toll.
The art market has been changing every year and is influenced by various factors, leading to fluctuations in demand for specific styles or mediums. These challenges are part of my artist’s journey, requiring perseverance and resilience to navigate successfully until today.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
In English: Butterflies; in Spanish: Mariposas in French: Papillons; German: Schmetterlinge and in Italian: Farfalle; that’s my latest work, and I love it today.
My passion is for nature, and I think I will be working on it by trying to simplify the perfection of nature is my passion.
What matters most to you?
Butterflies, I think, because they are fragile insects that must transform to accomplish their final task.