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.

Ways to Bring Joy to Your Home


A home bursting with joy is something you can feel the instant you walk in the door. But what is it that makes a home joyful?  Check out these Houzz suggestions, then see some art suggestions to generate joy.

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Fine art for your  walls by artists left: Hyunmee Lee. Right: Helen Frankenthaler.

 

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Left: Drawing by Jan Kirstein. Top right: painting/drawing by Lingmu Meizhi. Bottom left: Painting by Hyunmee Lee.

 

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Painting by Elke Trittle.

 

 

Art by Stephan Leberloa.

Collector’s Choice: Elke Trittel


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About Elke Trittel

” I’m a mixed media artist,creating very textured art, using all kinds of materials.” Elke Trittel

 

 “In a world where so many people can’t have even one imaginative idea, it is so refreshing to run into artwork by an artist who literally breathes creativity. Elke Trittel has so many works of great exuberance, vitality and creativity, that it is hard to select just a few pieces to feature. Her whimsical creatures capture what is right about the world and exhude an uplifting, upbeat feeling of humor, unity and peace. “.  Janis Kirstein

 

 

Far from the big cities and traffic jams , deeply in contact with nature, there is a painter, and her name is Elke Trittel.  She became famous, thanks to a 365 days painting marathon .

Each of her art pieces has a new character. Her visionary world is an independent and parallel universe populated by fanciful animals, unusual faces and gigantic flowers.

The artist depicts her figures with great humor, giving them a complete life. She appears to bring them to life so they can come out to play.

Some of her paintings are sculpted using “fibrite” , a kind of interior wall paste that she can model easily. She paints the surfaces afterwards with acrylic paint.

She also uses material such as wires , clay, fabric and recycled objects, combining them all together according to her needs.

Her creative freedom evolves from the agreement of techniques and materials. Her favorite materials are acrylic paint, enamal paint, selfdrying clay, rusty metal, recycled paper, sand, eggshells, wires, buttons, modelling paste, nails, zinc etc

Born in Wolfsburg, Germany, Elke now lives and works in Narbonne, France. She studied at the University of Goettingen.

Thanks to the website:  artdelafibrite. canalblog.com  for the above information.

 

 

 

 

 

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