Sergio Valenzuela Abstract Painting - Happy Landscape 3
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Sergio Valenzuela
Happy Landscape 3

2019

About

Sergio Valenzuela “Valenz” is a contemporary Guatemalan artist who tells stories with everyday objects, primarily expressing them with graphite and acrylic on canvas. His artworks prominently feature elements such as chairs, ladders, and beds. These recognizable structures serve as a way for the artist to signify the opportunities, growth and dreams we all carry as individuals. This 15 inch high by 27 inch wide artwork is wired and ready to hang. This orange and blue artwork is framed in a silver frame and is signed on the front by the artist. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable Continental U.S. and global shipping is available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included. Valenz was born in Guatemala in 1970. He graduated from Universidad Galileo de Guatemala with a major in Communications with a concentration in Education. He is a graphic designer, creative director, publicist, as well as a professor, teaching university courses on creativity, advertising, and graphic design at his alma mater. His first group show was at the Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala City, in 1992. Since that time Valenz has be featured in over eighty group shows and thirty solo exhibitions in South America and around the world. Among numerous recognitions and awards he was selected as the winner of the “Young Artist” award in 2005, and granted a scholarship to study at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Valen. His works are exhibited in the French Allegiance of Guatemala, Forma Museum of El Salvador, private collections in Guatemala, Central America, Europe, Mexico, and the United States of America. Valenz tells stories with everyday objects. “By using elements such as chairs, ladders, beds, monocycles, trapeze artists, swings, machines… it is a way of telling stories about life. The chairs signify, according to the context, opportunities and the patience required for them to step into our lives. The ladders represent our desire to climb, to continue our personal growth. Beds represent periods when we sleep and dream, things we cannot share with anyone else. Playful characters are representative of the uniqueness and singularity of each of the moments that we experience throughout our lifetimes, and the game that life is. Painting is my life.” Valenz uses a graphite pencil as an instrument that reiterates messages across his works. Proposals surge from previous ideas and views, and are redrawn over and over on translucent papers, which offer us the opportunity to construct in our minds the storyline of his works and interpret what their meaning is. When combined with his playful figures, they create systems where they interact in an all-encompassing environment. His figures represent the uniqueness of our experience. The less permanent nature of pencil allows him to continually rework his compositions until his distinctly illustrated figures begin take on a life of their own. These events occur within the walls of certain living spaces, which nevertheless are part of a greater interconnected system. Recognitions and Awards 2009 SUMARTE Art Auction recognition award 2009 Finalist at the Latin American Art auction commemorating 45 Years of Juannio 2008 Recognition Award at the X International Festival by Rozas Botran 2007 Selected work for the IX International Festival Rozas Botran 2007 Invited artist by the Embassy of Mexico to the Frida Kahlo Tribute Show 2006 XV Biennal de Arte Paiz (best artwork among invited artists) 2006 Latin American Art Expo (best artwork) 2005 Juannio (best artwork) Exhibitions 2016 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2016 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, California, USA 2015 Samso Dinamarca Galeria Vandstrup 1771, Solo Exhibition, Guatemala 2015 Juannio 2015, Museo de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, Guatemala 2015 Galeria del Centro, Solo Exhibition, Fundación G&T, Guatemala 2015 Heath Gallery, Palm Springs, California, USA 2015 “La Crisálida” NYFA New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, USA 2015 Arte en Mayo Fundación Rozas Botrán, Museo de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, Guatemala 2015 Heath Gallery Palm Springs, California, USA 2015 Galeria Maria Elena Kravetz, Cordoba, Argentina 2015 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, California, USA 2014 Fundación G&T Revista Galeria 2014 Galería el Attico Artistas y Punto 2014 Juannio 2014, Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida, Guatemala 2014 Fundación Rozas Botrán, Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida, Guatemala 2014 Alberto Linero Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA 2014 Northern Trust Bank, Exposición Colectiva Latinoamericana, Miami, Florida 2013 Mujeres en Café Galería de arte rozas Botran 2013 exposición individual galería el Attico ” DOCE” escultura 2013 Arte en Mayo, Fundación Rozas Botrán, Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida 2013 Exposición individual Arte, vino y tecnología Aktiva 2013 Fundación Rozas Botrán, Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida 2013 Juannio 2013, Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida 2013 ¨Entre Tierras¨MUNA museo de Antropología EL Salvador 2013 FUNSILEC Zona Pradera, Guatemala 2013 SUMARTE Museo Marte El Salvador 2013 IDEARTE Museo de Identidad Nacional Honduras 2013 Galeria VIVA Rozas Botran Caballos de batalla 2013 Miniaturas Galeria El Tunel Guatemala 2012 Museo Diego Rivera Anhuacalli Coyoacán México 2012 Juannio 2012, Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida 2012 Fundación Rozas Botrán, Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida 2012 Junkabal 2012 Fundacion Mario Monteforte Toledo 2012 Miniaturas en el galeria El túnel 2012 Miami Oceanía Club Key Biskayne 2012 museo Marte san Salvador SUMARTE 2012 museo de identidad nacional Honduras IDEARTE 2011 Salón del Grabado Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida 2011 Juannio, Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida 2011 Fundación Rozas Botrán, Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida 2011 Funsilec 2011 Junkabal 2011 Plastica Contemporánea Guatemalteca Encuentros y Tendencias Sala Tonalli, Centro Cultural Ollin Yoliztli Mexico DF 2011 Exposición Colectiva Plastica Contemporánea Guatemalteca Encuentros y Tendencias Salas José María Velasco y Rufino Tamayo del Centro Cultural Jardín Borda 2011 Amor Contemporaneo, Museo Ixchel Guatemala 2011 Fundación Rozas Botran Inauguración Galería Paseo Cayalá 2010 Amor Contemporáneo Museo Ixel 2010 Subasta Club Rotario 2010 Fundación Rozas Botrán, Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida 2010 Finalista,Juannio 2010, Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida 2010 Funsilec 2010 Junkabal 2010 Centroamericana Galería Códice 2009 Rotarios Subasta de Arte 2009 Fundación Rozas Botrán, Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida 2009 Artista Invitado, Inauguración Galería Die Augen 2009 Finalista 45 Años de Juannio. Museo de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida 2009 San Salvador Museo Forma Solidarios en el Arte 2009 San Salvador Museo Marte, Mención de Honor Subasta de arte latinoamericano SUMARTE 2009 2008 3er Aniversario La casa del Aguila 2008 Fundación Rosas Botrán, Museo de Arte Carlos Mérida, Mención Honorífica 2008 Homenaje a Francisco Auyón Galeria CAOS 2008 San Salvador Museo Forma Unidos por el Arte 2008 de Miniaturas CAOS 2007 Rosas Botrán Obra en Catálogo 2007 Madrid España Jai Alai 2007 Homenaje a Frida Kalho, Embajada de México y Casa Santo Domingo Antigua Guatemala 2006 Bienal de Arte Paiz. Parque de la Industria 2006 Juannio 2006. Museo de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida 2006 Galería CAOS 2005 Feria Internacional SCAE Asociación de Cafés especiales de Europa, Athens, Greece 2005 Alianza Francesa Guatemala Primer Premio IV Certamen del Jóven Pintor 2005 Juanio 40 años, Museo de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida 2005 Sueños tendidos Galería de Arte CAOS 2005 École Nationale Suéprieure des Beaux Arts Paris, France 2003 Inauguración Galería CAOS 2001 Parque de la industria,Camara de comercio de Guatemala 1998 Cours Joubernon, Crest – Francia 1997 “Casa de la Cultura Antigua Guatemala”, Exposición Itinerante Grupo Tafhú Sheps 1997 Universidad Rafael Landivar,“Galería de Arte”, Primera Exposición Grupo Tafhú Sheps 1996 Bienal de Arte Paiz, Obra Seleccionada 1992 Bienal de Arte Paiz, Exposición colectiva

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  • Dimensions
    H 15 in. x W 27 in.H 38.1 cm x W 68.58 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU4264692992
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