Medina en Fragmento lLuvia

Carlos Medina

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    Carlos Medina

    Venezuelan artist (1953). Currently lives and works in Paris. Always focused on geometric abstraction, going from volumetric to spatial concerns, in the last two decades he has focused his interest in exploring spatial proposals that abandon the suppor …

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    Venezuelan artist (1953). Currently lives and works in Paris.

    Always focused on geometric abstraction, going from volumetric to spatial concerns, in the last two decades he has focused his interest in exploring spatial proposals that abandon the supports and integrate light, shadow and space time. His work is consolidated in the essential and imperceptible interpretation of universe and nature, a leading concept in his work.

    Graduated in the School of Visual Art of Caracas (1975), close his academic studies with an individual exhibition: Abstracciones geométricas espaciales at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas and obtained the Sculpture Prize in the 4th National Salon of Young Artists by the National Institute of Culture and Fine Arts.

    In 1977 he travels to Italy and settles down in Carrara with scholarship granted by the Italian government. This stage features the practice of superior carving, turning techniques, and new conceptualizations over tridimensional work.

    He studied at the Carrara Marble Professional School and at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium. He also pursues several courses at the Carrara Academy of Fine Arts; works the stone at the industry Gonari Marmi and bronze sculpturing at the Fonderia Mariani in Pietrasanta. During this period participates in exhibitions, symposia and events in several European countries

    Medina returns to Venezuela in 1984, and he resumes the iron and steel sculpturing for urban scale production. Assiduous researcher becomes a reference of volumetric sculpture. In the following decades develops more than twenty monumental works.
    Currently, his public work is also oriented towards sculpture that integrates with the environment and aligns with the idea of ​​suspension or buoyancy.

    Exhibitions & Events Selection

    2023
    Neutrinos. Carlos Medina. Gelerie Denise René, Paris, France.
    La Naturaleza Humana y su Lugar en el Universo. Madrid Luxury District, Spain.

    2022
    Movement Tribute to Denise René. Bonisson Art Center, Rognes, France.
    Wood transformation. Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Konstanjevica, Slovenia.
    Why white?. Art Paris & Wagner Gallery, Paris, France.
    Círculos y Planos de Carlos Medina. Espace Villandry. Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

    2021
    Beyond the visible. Ascaso Gallery, Miami, USA.
    Mesures/Démesures. Graf Galerie, Paris France.

    2020
    Inmersive fragment. Walking installation Denis René Gallery, París, France.

    2018
    El arte de la levedad de Carlos Medina. Cesta República Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
    Medina: Del concepto a la forma. Guanajuato. Art Center. Mexico.

    2017
    Fragments Essentiels. Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France.
    La nature en la sculpture. Villa Datris. Foundation. Isle-sur-la-Sorge, France.

    2016
    Essential. Ascaso Gallery, Miami, USA.
    Imperceptible. Ascaso Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.

    2015
    Veintiuno XXI. La plástica del siglo XXI, MUSA Collection, Guadalajara, Mexico.
    Esencial. Marion Gallery, Panama City. Panama.

    2013
    De lo material a lo esencial. Galería de Arte Ascaso, Caracas, Venezuela.
    Aflorarte. Parque de la 93, Bogotá, Colombia.
    Esencial. Museum of Contemporary Art (MACZUL), Maracaibo, Venezuela.
    Esencial. Museum of Contemporary Art, Yucatán (MACAY), Merida, Mexico.

    2012
    Esencial. Museum of Art Guadalajara University (MUSA), Mexico.
    I Muestra Internacional Escultura en Acero, Villacero Foundation, Monterrey, Mexico.

    2011
    White Surfaces. Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA.

    2009
    XI Bienal del Cairo. Egypt.
    La Estrategia de la Forma, MARCO Museum, Monterrey, Mexico.
    Esencial. GraphicArt Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.

    2008
    I Bienal Internacional de Escultura, Guadalajara Mexico.

    2007
    Escultura Latinoamericana en Acero, Museum of Modern Art, Cartagena, Colombia.

    2006
    MOLAA Award, Museo Latinoamericano de Los Ángeles, California, USA.
    Symposium sculptures. International Museum of Contemporary Art, Yeong Wol, South Korea.
    Papeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela.

    2005
    Arte Venezolano del Siglo XXI, Fine Arts Museum, Caracas, Venezuela.

    2004
    Tensiones. Espacio Alternativa. Caracas. Venezuela.

    2003
    Carlos Medina y su obra, Museum of Maya Culture, Chetumal, Mexico.

    2002
    Monument La Ciudad and Sculpture Garden by Carlos Medina, Barquisimeto Art Museum, Venezuela.
    Abstracción y Geometría at the Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas, Venezuela.

    1998
    Exposición Internacional de Escultura, Mala Espina Palace, Zacatecas, Mexico.

    1996
    Small Format Sculptures, Art room of the town Hall, Valdivia, Chile.
    I International Symposium on Wood Sculpture, Alajuela, Costa Rica.

    1993
    I American Sculptors Competition, Resistencia, Argentina.

    1990
    Obra en Madera. Medina, Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela

    1987
    Medina, Mármoles, Museum of Modern Art Jesús Soto, Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela.

    1984
    Carlos Medina Esculturas, Fine Arts Museum, Caracas, Venezuela.
    Cien Obras de la Colección, Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela.
    International Sculpture Symposium, Forma Viva, Kostanjevika, Yugoslavia.

    1980
    Symposium Sculpture 80 & Sculptures Exhibition at Ostende Royal Villa, Belgium.
    Sculpture in marble, Apple Gallery-De Zwarte Panter Gallery-Maeyaert Gallery, Belgium.

    1981
    Procurement Ministry of Culture, exhibition through national museums, Belgium. International Sculpture Symposium, Lindabrunn, Austria.
    V International Sculpture Biennial. Budapest. Hungary.

    1979
    Marbles and Granites, Van Vlaenderens Gallery & Luka Gallery, Belgium.

    1978
    I International Biennial of Viareggio, Italy.

    1975
    Abstracciones geométricas espaciales, Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art, Venezuela.

     

    Publics Monumental Works

    1978
    Carrara, colección privada, Caracas, Venezuela.

    1980
    Column for Ostende, National Art Gallery Caracas, Venezuela.

    1982
    Bolívar. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Kostanjevica, Eslovenia.
    Columna Verde, Museo de Arte Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela.
    Family, Civil Hospital Kostanjevica, Eslovenia.

    1987
    Estructura Móvil , Caracas Subway, Caricuao Station, Venezuela.

    1992
    Columna para Chile, De los Reyes Park, Santiago de Chile, Chile. (Destroyed).

    1993
    Hito, Procter & Gamble, Valencia, Venezuela.

    1994
    Sidor Circles. Sidor Steel Industry, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela.

    1995
    Hoja. Culiacán, Culiacán, México.
    Monument to the Descentralization, Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.

    1996
    Columna para Valdivia, Alcaldía de Valdivia, Chile.
    Columna para Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.

    1997
    Círculos Espaciales. Centro Capital Plaza Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
    Hoja, Fundación BADAN, Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

    1998
    Columna para Zacatecas, México.
    Monumento al Sisal, El Cují, Venezuela.
    Columna Constructiva. Justice Palace, Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

    2001
    La Ciudad. Caracas, Venezuela
    Portal. Centro Comercial Metrópolis. Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

    2002
    Jardín de las Esculturas, Museo de Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
    Doble Círculo Espacial IV. Centro Javier, Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

    2003
    Círculo Chetumal. Quintana Roo,México.

    2004
    Fragmento de lluvia Yacambú. Alcaldía Iribarren. Venezuela.

    2005
    Gota Guadalajara, Guadalajara University, México.
    Cilindro, Colima University, México.
    Hoja II, Trujillo, Venezuela.

    2006
    Fragmento de Lluvia en columna. Museo Yeong – Wol, Corea del Sur.

    2007
    Hoja Espartana, Vial , Porlamar, Venezuela.

    2011
    Columna Barroca, Sabana Grande, Caracas, Venezuela.

    2013
    Gota y Flor (Drop & Flower). Colección privada. Bogotá, Colombia.

    2014
    Fragmento de Lluvia para Caracas 1989-Caracas, Venezuela.

    2018
    Sphères avec neutrinos (éphémères), Palais Royal, Paris, Francia.

    2022
    Neutrino Spheres. Pinta Fair, Miami USA.
    Tres Gotas, Miami, USA.

    2023
    Círculo & Cuadrado Madrid, Spain.

     

    Awards Selection

    2020
    Best international trajectory artist. International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Venezuela.

    2019
    Intervention of the Bussy St. Georges station square, France.

    2017
    Best book of the year. International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Venezuela.

    2015
    Order of Honor. Zulia Art Contemporary Museum. Venezuela.

    2014
    Sculpture Award. Venezuelan Association of Artists, Caracas. Venezuela.

    2013
    Urban Monuments for Caracas. Viarte /AGM Art Group. Venezuela.
    Best Exhibition Award. International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Venezuela.

    2012
    Tittle of Guest of Honor and the Keys of the City. Resistencia, Argentina.

    2008
    Mention of Honor, I Biennial of Sculpture, Guadalajara, Mexico.

    2003
    Special Mention. Salon Exxon Móvil, National Art Gallery, Caracas.

    2002
    Ministry of Education and Culture Prize. I Andean Biennial of Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art in Cuenca, Ecuador.

    1993
    Great Prize. Salon Arturo Michelena Prize, Athenaeum of Valencia, Venezuela.
    (After Sculptor Prizes: 1986, 1987, 1992)
    Sculptors prize, I American Sculptur Contest. Resistencia, Argentina.

    1992
    Sculpture Prize XVII National Salon of Art Aragua, Maracay, Venezuela.

    1991
    National Biennial of Sculpture Prize. Museum of Contemporary Art, Porlamar, Venezuela

    1986
    I Biennial of Guiana Art Prize. Museum of Modern Art Jesus Soto, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela.

    1981
    The Unique Award of Acquisition, National Council for Culture, Caracas, Venezuela.

    1978
    City of Carrara Prize, Carrara, Italy.
    Painting Prize. I International Biennial of Young Artists, Viareggio, Italy.

    1976
    Sculpture Prize. II Salon of Art Fondene, Porlamar, Venezuela.

    1975
    National Salon of Young Artists Prize. National Institute of Culture and Fine Arts, Caracas, Venezuela.

     

    Collection Selection

    – Belgian Ministry of Culture. Belgium
    – Cisneros Fontanals Fondation (CIFO). USA
    – Cultural Center San Clemente. Spain
    – Franz Popper Foundation. France
    – International Museum of Contemporary Art. Yeongwol, South Korea
    – Marble Professional Institute. Italy
    – Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Rome, Italy
    – Municipal Art Gallery of Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
    – Municipal Art Gallery of Girardot. Venezuela
    – Museum Alejandro Otero. Caracas, Venezuela
    – Museum of Contemporary Art. Caracas, Venezuela
    – Museum of Contemporary Art. Zulia. Venezuela
    – Museum of Contemporary Art Francisco Narvaez. Venezuela
    – Museum of Contemporary Art Mario Abreu. Venezuela
    – Museum Das Klein. Germany
    – Museum of Fine Arts. Venezuela
    – Museum of Arts Guadalajara University. Mexico
    – Museum of Fine Arts. Santiago de Chile, Chile
    – Museum Saturo Sato. Japon
    – Museum Los Angeles of Latin American Art. USA
    – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Konstanjevica na Krki, Slovenia
    – Museum of Sculpture. Resistencia, Argentina
    – Nacional Art Gallery. Venezuela
    – Villacero Fondation. Mexico
    – White House. Washington DC, USA

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    Carlos Medina publications

    MEDINA: Beyond the visible 2021 Descargar
    #5320 – Essential 2016 Descargar
    #5227 – From Material to Essential 2013 Descargar

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