lugufelo / Luis G. Fernandez, a Venezuelan artist, was born on December 18, 1966, and has resided in Miami for the past fourteen years.
From an early age, he was exposed to, and influenced by, kinetics and op art - movements that develop and grow parallel to his early formation.
Inspired by his father, Rafael Fernandez Romero, a structural engineer specializing in bridges, lugufelo’s interest in construction and materials came early in his life. Together they frequently visited the construction sites of many different projects in Venezuela.
lugufelo’s introduction to the art world came about as a consequence to his rebellious nature: his art professor, wanting to channel the young talent he saw in lugufelo, suggested that he spend the summer studying art.
With the help of his aunt, Yuye D’Lima, classmate and also good friend of Jesus Soto, he got the opportunity to learn about visual effects and kinetic arts with the famous Venezuelan artist.
lugufelo combines the use of top technologies to create art that is unique and captivating, manipulating shapes to create shadows with diverse metals and multiple kinds of treatments.
lugufelo will be attending the second edition of the Miami River Art Fair, an international, contemporary art fair, will take place at the Downtown Miami Convention Center inside the James L. Knight International Center.
This art fair was conceived as a showcase of world-class artists and galleries in an indoor booth setting at the Riverfront Hall. This grand show space overlooks the one-of-a-kind outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall that will feature monumental sculpture on the banks of the historic Miami River.
Event Organizer | Miami River Art Fair is organized by Nina Torres Art Productions and produced in collaboration with the Foundation of Contemporary Art.
The City of Northglenn, located at North of Denver, CO selected The Loadstone to be a part of the Art on Parade for one Year of exhibit in a Public Area, it will remain in the Art on Parade until May 2014.
The Loadstone; this sculpture is a unique piece made out of Aluminum, powder coated and ready to be installed Outdoor/Indoor, was design and created by lugufelo, The sculpture base 8'X8' and 10' height; this piece was created conceptualizing the energy that flows throw the base all the way up, creating a magnetic field, where the loadstone floats in the center in a fluorescent yellow.
Installation date: Thursday 30, May 2013
Address: 11801 Community Center Dr. Northglenn, CO 80233
The Eye has been selected by the Town of Castle Rock for the 2013 Art Encounters Program.
The Town of Castle Rock is continuously striving to attain more public art. Public art means many things to people.
It is a form of expression, it documents history, it can be a celebration or a legacy. It can ignite creativity, share culture and inspire conversation.
Castle Rock is part of a county-wide Art Encounters Program where various works of art are selected for a one-year period within Castle Rock, Parker, Lone Tree and Highlands Ranch.
Installation date: Tuesday 28, May 2013
Address: 2156 Red Hawk Ridge Drive Castle Rock, CO 80108