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

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

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

    White Surfaces. Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA.

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

    I Bienal Internacional de Escultura, Guadalajara Mexico.

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

    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.

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

    Tensiones. Espacio Alternativa. Caracas. Venezuela.

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

    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.

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

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

    I American Sculptors Competition, Resistencia, Argentina.

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

    I International Biennial of Viareggio, Italy.

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


    Publics Monumental Works

    Carrara, colección privada, Caracas, Venezuela.

    Column for Ostende, National Art Gallery Caracas, Venezuela.

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

    Estructura Móvil , Caracas Subway, Caricuao Station, Venezuela.

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

    Hito, Procter & Gamble, Valencia, Venezuela.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Círculo Chetumal. Quintana Roo,México.

    Fragmento de lluvia Yacambú. Alcaldía Iribarren. Venezuela.

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

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

    Hoja Espartana, Vial , Porlamar, Venezuela.

    Columna Barroca, Sabana Grande, Caracas, Venezuela.

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

    Fragmento de Lluvia para Caracas 1989-Caracas, Venezuela.

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

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

    Círculo & Cuadrado Madrid, Spain.


    Awards Selection

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

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

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

    Order of Honor. Zulia Art Contemporary Museum. Venezuela.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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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