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 was also inspired by 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 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, reflect, and 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 are created by combining old school processes alongside modern technology.
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 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.
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.


June 2, 2021
The World is his gallery
James Blackburn
The world is my gallery, and my art is for everyone, not just the rich, not just the people who go to galleries and museums. People in cars and buses, on bicycles and on foot; anyone outdoors can see and enjoy my work.
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.











Recent Installations
Red Petals
Located at 321 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285.

When I was in my twenties, I went on a trip with some friends to "La Gran Sabana, Venezuela." (Amazonian Forest) While walking through that vast vegetation, somebody accidentally stepped on a beautiful wildflower and braked it. I saw a beauty in that braked flower like never before and realized that nature could bring us the most amazing scenarios even if we try to destroy it; it stayed in my mind for many years.

I have to say that this was a magical trip and a place to visit, where you will find all the stars and different kinds of plants and trees, flowers, birds, and of course, dangerous wildlife snakes. So this is how Petals came to life in my abstract world; in this case, "Red petals" symbolize the language of happiness, love, and the many different sides of a woman.

Flowers represent a way to communicate feelings and human emotions, whether it would be to express your undying love or gratitude for a friend.
April 01, 2021
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
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 a private collector in Venice FL.
801 Harbor Dr. S, Venice, FL 34285
August 03, 2020
Arroba, recent installation a Residence Inn hotel at Coconut Creek.