Miguel Velit and His Completed Sculpture


 

 

Here’s Miguel Velit, in triumph before the sculpture he completed  at the beginning of August at Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, Kentucky where he was a guest artist.

 

 

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Miguel Velit is a Sculptor from Lima, Peru. His sculptures include a whimsical but powerful exploration of dynamic space. I have known him since our days together at Vermont Studio  in Johnson Vermont and his work has always been a testimonial to the relentless pursuit of art and its ability to influence and alter the world.

 

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This Summer, he was  in residence at the nearby Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, Kentucky as a guest artist where he was working on a variety of large metal sculptures from scrap metal gathered from local metal scrap metal yards. He has completed his sculpture and I have included photos of the results.

 

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Miguel has built sculptures all over the world for a variety of parks, interior and exterior spaces. Countries where his work is on exhibit include China, Poland, the United States, Argentina, Mexico and of course, his beloved hometown Lima, Peru.

 

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Embracing a vigorous investigation of building materials and spatial explorations, Miguel builds sculptures that are arrestingly confident, playful and memorable.

 

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Kentucky was honored to host Miguel as he continues his lifelong  artistic quest.

 

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Collector’s Choice: Miguel Velit of Lima, Peru


Miquel Velit is a Sculptor from Lima, Peru. His sculptures include a whimsical but powerful exploration of dynamic space. I have known him since our days together at Vermont Studio  in Johnson Vermont and his work has always been a testimonial to the relentless pursuit of art and its ability to influence and alter the world.

 

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He is currently in residence at the nearby Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, Kentucky where he is working on a variety of large metal sculptures from scrap metal gathered from local metal scrap metal yards. He has made a tremendous amount of progress this week as shown in the photographs taken at the sculpture park of his sculptures in progress.

Miguel has built sculptures all over the world for a variety of parks, interior and exterior spaces. Countries where his work is on exhibit include China, Poland, the United States, Argentina, Mexico and of course, his beloved hometown Lima, Peru.

Embracing a vigorous investigation of building materials and spatial explorations, Miguel builds sculptures that are arrestingly confident, playful and memorable.

Kentucky is honored to host Miguel as he continues his lifelong  artistic quest.

 

Jan Kirstein

 

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More to come on Miguel as he progresses on his work at the Josephine Sculpture Park, owned and directed by fellow Artist and Sculptor Melanie VanHouten.

 

Miguel’s Process

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Thanks to Miguel Velit and Melanie VanHouten for the photos in this story.

Collector’s Choice: Cristina Del Sol


www.cristinadelsol.com

 

CRISTINA DEL SOL

I had a pet raven when I was nine years old. The day he flew away I was heartbroken. In the years to follow I draw him every day, thinking he would come back, believing in the magic of art.
I’m still looking for my raven “Enrico”, which I also used to call “Cuervi”, till today… He was and continues to be one of my muses, nature being the second one.
Creating art is my passion and spirit. For me is like breathing, this incredible urge to paint that you can’t question, you just have to do it, otherwise you die. Painting is my only means of bringing each day about.
Besides my art, my pets and nature feed my soul.

 

My work is very diverse as I implement a wide array of mediums such as acrylic, acrylic mediums, Venetian plaster, dry pigments, cold wax, charcoal, oil pastels, oil, and collage. Most of my paintings are derived from the intuitive.
Working with heavy textures of different media and paint allows me to scratch, incise, smooth over, cover and uncover. Like an excavation, the evolving work feels like a discovery. The finished work is a layered accumulation of material and marks creating a history of layers akin to the traces of time and weather that the world and our bodies bear, a tracery of life’s cycles.
This is how life talks to us, leaving traces in objects and nature.

 

 

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My art is not about reproducing what I see around me, rather the memories and feelings I keep with me from observing the world around me. I paint the essence of things, since everything around us is made up of energy and light.
I am not trying to prove anything, just learning every day.

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I grew up in a small city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I received formal art training from the National School of Fine Arts, completing a Bachelor of Fine Art Honours’ degree.
In Canada I further my art education at “Toronto Art School”, in painting and drawing, and continue till today attending a number of professional development courses to increase my skills and to support my continuing growth as an artist.
I have exhibited in Canada, the U.S and Argentina, with artwork featured in International books, juried art shows and contests. My paintings are in private collections worldwide.

I live in rural Ottawa painting everyday in my third floor studio overlooking the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills.

I would like like to give sincere thanks to Cristina delSol for sharing her art works with KIRSTEINFINEART in today’s art feature.

 

 

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