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Gustavo BLANCO-URIBE

1972, Caracas - Venezuela
Lives and works in Madrid
Represented by TOBE Gallery since 2018
  • Gustavo Blanco-Uribe was born Venezuelan and turned into a versatile artist that has developed a multidisciplinary career in decoration, fashion and fine arts. After years of studies in fine arts, illustration and decorative arts, in Altos de Chavón School of Design and then at Parsons, started his career in New York painting for decoration projects and window display for high-end brands, as a designer for great scale benefit events and opened a Studio in DUMBO (Brooklyn, NY). Currently lives in Madrid, where he opened a Studio and is solely dedicated to fine arts.

     

    “An impulse to record the world is thus only part of what fuels my art activity. My work is the only window that exposes my own environment, taking the spectator to a world enveloped in equilibrium and harmony. The detailing is crucial, to discerning sartorial scrutiny. I look for shadows and light that make geometric and structural shapes. Parallel spaces, contrast, abstraction, lines and superimposing, are essentials characteristics of my work. These characteristics come together in a process that is all but spontaneous. The colour co-stars in my work, without it there is nothing. While it combines and accompanies the photography, it fights for its placement in the surrounding space. Colour, its gradient and hues aids in being a highly vibrant composition.I like the spectator to encounter a very active single work created to highlight the different dimensions and move the viewer into its own space, using photography as a means of social expression, and the chromatic spectrum, a good marriage to build a new formal dialogue.”

     

     

    IG Gustavo Blanco-Uribe

Academic studies

1995 – Parsons The New School for Design, New York / Design
1991 – Altos de Chavón School of Design, Santo Domingo / Design

 

Solo exhibitions

2019

– SINÉRGICA – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
– ser / parecer – Casaquien Art Space / Santo Domingo

2018

– Can you see me? – Dot Fifty One Gallery / Miami

2016

– Espacio adquirido – Galería Paréntesis / Caracas
2015

– Fracciones – ArteLateral Art Space / Miami

2013

– Solo show – Spazzio di Casa – Miami Art Week / Miami

2011

– EMBODY – Dot Fifty One Gallery / Miami

 

Selected group exhibitions

2020

– SO[u]LIDARITÉ online – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
– Summer Show: Dreamers – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
– Carajillo Visit 2020 – Mala Fama Estudios / Madrid

2019

– open studios – Mala Fama Estudios / Madrid
– PAPAYA curated by TOBE – Pegazus / Szentbékkálla
2018

– POT•POURRI – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
– PIÑA curated by TOBE – Pegazus / Szentbékkálla
2017

– Lenguaje en papel 8 – Galería Fernando Padilla / Madrid
2015

– Un diálogo entre Moda y Arte – Las Rosas Village – justMad Off Fair / Madrid

2014

– A City’s dreams curated by Eric Wu / Beijing

– Bienal Salón Arturo Michelena

– Museo de la Cultura de Valencia / Valencia

2013

– Parsons Alumni exhibition ’13

– Parsons New School for Design / New York
– Venezia project – Art Studio / Venice
2012

– Leitmotif – Dot Fifty One Gallery – Miami Art Week / Miami
– Group show – Songjang Museum / Shanghai

2011

– VII. Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea / Florence

 

Presence in Art Fairs

2020

– Art Market Budapest – TOBE Gallery – Art Advisory Budapest / Budapest

2017

– JustMad Art Fair – Parenthesis Gallery / Madrid

2016

– JustMad Art Fair – Parenthesis Gallery / Madrid
2015

– Scope Art Fair – See|Me section / Miami Beach
– Amsterdam Art Fair / Amsterdam
2014

– Scope Art Fair – Art takes Miami / Miami Beach
– Shanghai Art Fair / Shanghai
– FIA Art Fair – Parenthesis Gallery / Caracas
2013

– Shanghai Art Fair / Shanghai
2012

– Shanghai Art Fair / Shanghai
– Pool Art Fair / New York

 

Awards, scholarships

2018

– IV. Edition Art Suzhou, Awarded “Artistic Creativity of the Year” / Suzhou, China
2016

– Banco Santander Foundation Artist in Residence / Málaga, Spain
2011

– VII. Edition of the Florence Biennale, “Lorenzo IL Magnifico mixed media award” / Florence, Italy

 

Selected PRESS

2019

– Formálja teljessé, Tóth Judit Nikoletta / ArtNews
– Humboldt és a tükrök, Cséka György / PUNKT

 

 

available artworks

SINÉRGICA

Mixed media on Archival pigment ink prints and canvas

 

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