LUGUFELO

The search for open spaces.
With over two decades of experience working in the public art realm, lugufelo has accumulated vast experience in the creation, production, and construction of large-scale public art, as well as procuring funds from both private investors and governments to exhibit his art. Previous to his full time commitment to creating art, lugufelo worked for over 15 years at an engineering company that strictly deals with production of custom metal objects such as gates, railings, storefronts, banners and furniture. The infusion of art into construction is the perfect medium for lugufelo’s art, skills and interests, and his work can be scaled and adapted for any project. We are always looking for partnerships and opportunities to place artwork, and the recent surge of requirements for major construction projects to invest in public art through straight out purchases or donations to art funds means contractors and developers need someone they can trust to fulfill this requirement, too.

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.

Interviews

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.
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
Loadstone
The Load Stone, this unique suspension art is representative of lugufelo’s kinetic expression. Kinetic art is ideal for multi-use areas because of the visual change as the viewer moves around the art. Components of Load Stone conceptually fit use for railings and gates.
If you don't have yet a lugufelo sculpture as part of your collection or you are interested in a public art project please make an appointment by calling lugufelo at 786-356-6143.
Royal Palm
Being raised in a tropical climate, lugufelo has often found inspiration in the lush, tropical vegetation of his native Venezuela. Majestic Palm is a perfect example. Palms have an important part in history. In many historical cultures, palms were symbols for such ideas as victory, peace, and fertility. The upward shape of the statue is reminiscent of strength and power, while the double-leaf construction allows the viewer to imagine being wrapped in its peace and serenity. This gorgeous sculpture is part of a private collection in Coral Gables, FL.
If you don't have yet a lugufelo sculpture as part of your collection or you are interested in a public art project please make an appointment by calling lugufelo at 786-356-6143.
August 08, 2021
Enlightened
it represents the highest state of spiritual attainment, the end of the path, the true nature of reality, a direction, rather than a goal. My intention with this work was to provide two different experiences to the spectator. This little guy is part of the "FantaSea Venice" Public Art Project. “FantaSea Venice” is a public art project with all proceeds benefiting the Venice Art Center in support of our programs, the arts, and tourism for the community of Venice, Florida, and our local artists.
August 09, 2021
Red Butterfly

We have the pleasure to announce the installation of the Red Butterfly at Rum Runner’s Antique Mall and The Cottage Art gallery. This art piece is the first creation of all Standing Butterflies located across Florida. This one is a symbol of power, love, and passion. It also means years of happiness and prosperity or the dawn of good news.

August 03, 2021
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
Blue Butterfly
it belongs to a prestigious private collector of Venice. This butterfly symbolizes change or rebirth, a symbol of love. It is meant to send a vibration of joy and happiness.
November 30, 2017