Venice Art Center Adds Torso sculpture

Venice - The Venice Art Center has some new art for itself -- outside. The art center called Tuesday a "very special day" with the placement of the Torso sculpture.

New installation - Red Petals

321 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, Florida 34285

The Champion

American Top Team 5750 N State Rd 7, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

The Loadstone

Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation 11801 Communicity Center Dr, Northglenn, CO 80233

LUGUFELO

Seasoned metal sculptor, lugufelo, has been creating large-scale public art for nearly two decades.
Born in Venezuela, lugufelo has been inspired and influenced by one of the great masters of kinetic design, Jesus Rafael Soto, under whom he studied for a period of time. He also draws inspiration from Naum Gabo, Pablo Picasso, and Victor Vasarely. lugufelo came to the United States in the early 1990s to escape the deteriorating situation in his country and became a US citizen in 2009. lugufelo’s work is known to be bright, energetic, inspiring, and full of optical illusions. The infusion of contemporary art and natural spaces has always been a focal point for lugufelo. The artist believes that contemporary art, given its crude elements, can often give the user of a natural space a mental “pause,” which, in turn, heightens the experience of nature upon the eye’s return to the natural element. It is lugufelo’s mission to see, to reflect, and to enhance this juxtaposition between nature and art, which is why public art is his number one passion. lugufelo also has a series of gallery art pieces that challenge the viewer’s perspective on geometric form and reality. When produced as large-scale projects, these works and supporting concepts utilize natural light to create a secondary dimension via shadows that move and change as the day progresses. On a smaller scale, many of these gallery pieces utilize computer animation to challenge the viewer’s perception of reality and illusion.

Art in Open Spaces

The mathematical element along with nature’s structure, are present in my sculptures.
My installations
My installations are created by combining old school processes alongside modern technology.
Shadows and Reflections
I am able to create shadows and reflections on the surface of the pieces which can lure the viewer into a state of thought.
Multilayer Images
Multilayer images arise which question the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality. In search for new methods to understand the environment, I focus on exhibiting the sculptures in open spaces.
Basic Living Elements
My sculptures are in contact with basic living elements, where space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and are sometimes developed in abstract forms.

Interviews

Arte
Elvira Sanchez
Lugufelo, un artista público de múltiples dimensiones
Luis esboza una sonrisa de complacencia mientras me pasea por los alrededores del Venice Art Center, un lugar que se ufana de exhibir cuatro de sus esculturas: Torso, Sunny, Pétalos y Mariposa roja.
Check out Lugufelo’s Artwork
Voyage Miami Magazine
Today we’d like to introduce you to Lugufelo.
Lugufelo, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today, both personally and as an artist. I was born and raised in Venezuela; my name is Luis Guillermo Fernandez Lovera, better known as “lugufelo,” my artistic name. I came to the United States 20 years ago, escaping from a Latin American country full of political corruption and social instability. Since I was a child, I was attracted to art; my parents always encouraged my brothers and me into the music, painting, and sculpting as important venues in an advanced community.

TORSO AT VENICE ART CENTER

RED PETALS

TORSO AT VENICE ART CENTER

SUNNY AT VENICE ART CENTER

TORSO AT VENICE ART CENTER

STANDING BUTTERFLY

TWISTER

PATCHWORK BUTTERFLY

LOADSTONE

EYE

Recent Installations
Connections
Connections RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA Representation of social bonding, communities together, energy exchange between people who are paying attention to one another, the power to extend the moment to inspire change and build trust. Dimensions: 16 FT (H) x 4 FT (W) x 7 FT(D) Material: Aluminum Artist: lugufelo Location: 2001 Broadway Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
July 20, 2020
Torso
Metal art places outside facility. Venice - The Venice Art Center has some new art for itself -- outside. The art center called Tuesday a "very special day" with the placement of the Torso sculpture. It was created by metal sculpture lugufelo who has been creating large-scale public art for about 20 years.
August 10, 2020
Yellow Petals
Yellow Petals. Belongs to the collection of a private collector in Venice FL
August 03, 2020
Arroba
Arroba, recent installation a Residence Inn hotel at Coconut Creek. 5730 NORTH STATE ROAD 7 , COCONUT CREEK, FLORIDA 33073