CURRENT EXHIBITION

June 14th - July 9th 2014.

Gallery Hours (Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm).

 Espitia Gallery Wynwood Art District 2294C NW 2nd Ave .Miami FL 33127 (corner of 2nd Ave. and 23rd St)
Espitia Gallery Wynwood Art District 2294C NW 2nd Ave .Miami FL 33127 (corner of 2nd Ave. and 23rd St)

PRESS

ESPITIA SE REINVENTA

Rafel Espitia en su taller
Rafel Espitia en su taller

 

...cuando empieza a enfocarse en quiéen es víctima, aparecen nuevos instrumentos para llevarlos a su obra, con elementos que salieron de circulación, entonces el trabajo da un giro hacia un grupo de recicladores que se encargan de traer esas "víctimas" y volverlas arte.

 

Revista Viernes,  Marzo 21 de 2014.

Por: Heidi Llanes

 

 

 

MIAMI NewTimes February 2014

Wynwood welcomed the masses for its February artwalk. With food trucks,open galleries, street shows, and Wynwood's cast of characters, there was plenty to see.

 

Published on February 10, 2014

By Alex Markow

 

 

3D ESPITIA ARTWORK

ESPITIA MURALS

Mural "COLOMBIA" 3D Digital Painting (26.2 x 4.5 mts) Black Tower Premium Hotel Bogota, Colombia.
Mural "COLOMBIA" 3D Digital Painting (26.2 x 4.5 mts) Black Tower Premium Hotel Bogota, Colombia.

ESPITIA MOVEMENT Serie Crash

Crash Movement / Mixed media on canvas / 15.8 x 15.8 inches / Rafael Espitia
Crash Movement / Mixed media on canvas / 15.8 x 15.8 inches / Rafael Espitia

"MOMENTS" 70 BOOKS INSTALLATION

Artwork "CRASH" Books/4 Hands by Artists: ESPITIA and DARIO
Artwork "CRASH" Books/4 Hands by Artists: ESPITIA and DARIO

ESPITIA COMMISSIONS

Click to see GLANCE serie
Click to see GLANCE serie

Rafael Espitia Book

Rafael Espitia, Guest Artist CHEPE FORTUNA TV SERIE

First Colombian artist commissioned by RCN to make his artwork part of "Chepe Fortuna" tv serie scenery.
First Colombian artist commissioned by RCN to make his artwork part of "Chepe Fortuna" tv serie scenery.

CHILD PRODIGY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the Watercolors of Rafael Espitia between 13 and 19 years old

 

 

 

AWARDS

Centro Asturiano of Madrid

First Fast Painting Contes Parque del Buen Retiro

National Watercolor Salon

Year's Outstanding Young

UNICEF

Magazine Semana

 

 

 

 

ART LINKS

NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINES

Boletín de noticias

RAFAEL ESPITIA / ESPITIA 3D PAINTINGS

Rafael Espitia
Rafael Espitia

Was born in Cartagena, a prodigious child who exhibits since he was 13 years old. Studies art and history of arts in Bogota, Madrid and New York. After receiving awards in Spain and continuing exhibitions, he is comissioned to make murals, the best of his city. 46 years being seduced, and this time, TOY RECYCLED continue doing it.....

 

 

  

 

 

LA NUEVA OBRA DE ESPITIA

Cuando dos circunstacias ordinarias se conocen, crean un CRASH y nace una victima...

Bob Marley / Instalacion juguetes reciclados / Rafael Espitia
Bob Marley / Instalacion juguetes reciclados / Rafael Espitia
Elvis Presley / Instalacion juguetes reciclados / Rafael Espitia
Elvis Presley / Instalacion juguetes reciclados / Rafael Espitia

Digital Painting / Baru Island / 120 x 60 inches

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click to see the digital art serie

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Wynwood Artwalk & Gallery Night "PANGEA" June 2014 at Espitia Gallery Miami.

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Click to see the opening pics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

Wynwood Art District "SEPIA SHOW" Espitia Gallery May 10th - June 6th 2014.

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Click to see the opening pics

 

 

 

 

 

 

"ANTONOMASIA" Art Exhibition at Espitia Gallery April 12 - May 9, 2014.

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Click to see the opening pics

Art Exhibition "HARMONY" March 8th - April 11th, 2014. Wynwood Art District

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click to see the opening pics

Wynwood Exhibtiion "PRESENTS" at Espitia Gallery; Feb 8 - March 7, 2014

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click to see the opening pics

Art Exhibition "INFINITO" at Espitia Gallery, January 11th 2014. Wynwood Art District

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click to see the opening pics

ART EXHIBITION "BEAUTIFUL" DECEMBER 14TH 2013

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click to see the opening pics

ART BASEL WEEK "CRASH" BY RAFAEL ESPITIA

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Click to see the opening pics

SHOWBUSINESS PRESENTS: GRAND OPENING "LATIN ANGELS ART" by RAFAEL ESPITIA. THURSDAY DECEMBER 5, 2013. 8:00 PM

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click to see the opening pics

Gallery Night at Espitia Gallery "MIRACLE" Exhibition. November 2013

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click to see the opening pics

Art Exhibition "EARTH" October 12 to November 7, 2013. Wynwood Art District

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click to see the opening pics

Opening Reception "APPROACH" at Espitia Gallery & Wynwood Artwalk, MIAMI.

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Click to see the opening reception

Exhibition "CREATION" at AREA 23. August 8, 2013. Miami

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click to see the opening pics

Opening Reception "A GLANCE" August 10th 2013. Wynwood ArtWalk

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Click to see the opening pics

Wynwood Art District. Exhibition "GOLD LEAF" Espitia Gallery. July 13, 2013.

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click to see the opening pics

Exhibition "AZUL" Museo Naval del Caribe, Cartagena de Indias. July 4, 2013

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click to see the opening pics

Gallery Night. Opening "NYMPHS" Espitia Gallery, June 2013. Miami

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click to see the opening pics

MIAMI NewTimes Press Release, June 2013 Wynwood Artwalk

MIAMI NewTimes
June 2013 Wynwood Artwalk
The Best of Wynwood: while you were spending your Saturday night indoors, flipping popcorn kernels into your face, and watching a lame movie, the people of Miami gathered for a night of culture and fun at Artwalk, this past Saturday night. Don't miss out next time.

 

Published on June 10, 2013

By Claire Nelson

 

WYNWOOD ARTWALK. EXHIBITION "VICTORIA'S DREAMS" ESPITIA GALLERY

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click to see the opening pics

ESPITIA Gallery Miami "THE THREE GRACES" April 13, 2013. Wynwood Arts District

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click to see the opening pics

Wynwood Arts District. GRAND OPENING Espitia Gallery. March 9, 2013. MIAMI

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click to see the opening pics

WYNWOOD ARTS DISTRICT / Rafael Espitia in ART BASEL MIAMI 2012 / ONCE Arts Gallery & BUTTER Gallery

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click to see the opening pics
click to see the opening pics
click to see the opening pics

FIRST INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF MURAL AND PUBLIC ART. Cali, Colombia. November 8-14, 2012.

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click to see the pics

GRAND OPENING The Museum of Modern Art in Bucaramanga, Colombia. October 18th 2012. 7:00pm

GRAND OPENING October 6th 2012 by STEINHAUSEN GALLERY, MIAMI.

Independence Day Celebration July 4, 2012 / Residence of the U.S. Ambassador in Bogota Colombia Michael McKinley

ART EXHIBITION "Small Works" July 7th 2012 Miami, Florida.

EXHIBITION "EARTH VORTICES" Castello Estense by Vivid Arts Network. May 12th 2012, Ferrara Italy.

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click to see the opening pics.

Espitia at ONCE Arts Gallery, Wynwood May 12th 2012. Miami, Florida

Cover ArtTour International magazine

May 2012, Florence & New York

 

"Out on May 5th! TWO THUMBS UP TO OUR EDITORS THIS MONTH!!! Your work is greatly appreciated, we know you have gone the extra mile!" ArtTour International.

 

ArtTour International We thank Colombian Master Painter Maestro Rafel Espitia for his contribution to our cover. Art on the cover: "Coquette" by Rafael Espitia, Acrylic on Canvas

RAFAEL ESPITIA. WYNWOOD ART DISTRICT, April 14th 2012.
RAFAEL ESPITIA. WYNWOOD ART DISTRICT, April 14th 2012.

ART OF MIAMI, Magazine

"Once Arts 3-d Art by Rafael Espitia:

Last month we spoke highly about Rafael Espitia’s 3-d Paintings at Once Art Gallery. In fact one of his pieces made the cover of that month’s Best of Wynwood Art Walk post. His remarkable, conversation sparking art work is still on view @ Once Gallery."

 

Once Gallery

170 NW 24st

 Miami,Fl 33127

Rafael Espitia Interview, Telecaribe Channel, March 29th 2012

WYNWOOD ARTS DISTRICT
ART OF MIAMI, Art site.

BEST OF WYNWOOD ART WALK MARCH 2012

 

ONCE gallery had an interesting set of 3-D paintings by Miami-based artist Rafael Espitia. Even with out the 3-D glasses the art work has the illusion of dimension. We caught up there with Kiki Valdez who was down from New York and up dated us on his venture with Ozine. PanAmerica Artprojects still had the Erotic Show from last month. (advice: don’t enter the room to the far right. YIKES!!!) Finally, Peter Santa- Maria’s politically charged art was among the highlights. 


By: Art of MiamiMarch 11, 2012

LATIN AMERICAN ART FAIR "arteamericas 2012" MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER, March 3-5 2012.

Rafael Espitia serie GLANCE. (click to see the opening pics)
Rafael Espitia serie GLANCE. (click to see the opening pics)

Latin American Art Fair arteamericas 2012

Miami Beach Convention Center, March 3-5 ,2012

iN BRICKELL Magazine, March 2012

iN Brickell Magazine Cover.
iN Brickell Magazine Cover.

For the first time to the artist Rafael Espitia, Cristina Chacon Gallery@Brickell location is showing "Caribbean" his first Digital Art Work exhibition, where you will find 12 limites edition pieces full of tropical exhuberance.

 

 

Brickell Gallery

60SW 12th Street Miami, FL 33130

Rafael Espitia iN Brickell Magazine.
Rafael Espitia iN Brickell Magazine.

Rafael Espitia: REVISTA VIERNES & GENTE BAHIA News Magazine.

VIERNES Magazine Cover. March 2012
VIERNES Magazine Cover. March 2012
Espitia press article Viernes Magazine. By: Heidi Llanes
Espitia press article Viernes Magazine. By: Heidi Llanes
Espitia press article Viernes Magazine. By: Heidi Llanes
Espitia press article Viernes Magazine. By: Heidi Llanes

GENTE BAHIA Magazine Cover. February 2012
GENTE BAHIA Magazine Cover. February 2012
Espitia press article GENTE BAHIA Magazine. By Angelica Blanco
Espitia press article GENTE BAHIA Magazine. By Angelica Blanco
Espitia press article GENTE BAHIA Magazine. By Angelica Blanco
Espitia press article GENTE BAHIA Magazine. By Angelica Blanco

Grand Opening "ARC 20 de Julio" First Navy ship built entirely in Colombia.

February 3rd 2012. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and artist Rafael Espitia
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and artist Rafael Espitia

Brickell Gallery "CARIBBEAN" Digital Art Works

Demo, Espitia world

Museum CASA GRAU "A 23 Artists Tribute to Maestro Enrique Grau". Bogota, Colombia.

Catalog Cover.
Catalog Cover.

Museum Casa Grau, Bogota. November 23th 2011.

Ritas 5:30 of Maestro Enrique Grau intervened by 23 Colombian artists.

Rafael Espitia, Guest Artist.

"Rita Novembrina" intervened by Rafael Espitia
"Rita Novembrina" intervened by Rafael Espitia

Rafael Espitia Book

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Click to see some pics

Click here to view this photo book larger

Shutterfly photo books offer a wide range of artful designs and embellishments to choose from.

Art Exhibition MOSA HOUSE Wynwood, October 8th 2011

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Click to see the opening pics

JET-SET MAGAZINE. Grand Opening Hotel Las Americas Torre del Mar. Cartagena de Indias.

Gerardo Araujo, Jorge Enrique Jimenez Carvajal, Archbishop of Cartagena, Alberto Araujo, Rafael Espitia, the artist who created the paintings for the hotel and Juan Carlos Araujo. Photo: Andres Rozo.


 

RAFAEL ESPITIA DIGITAL ARTWORK COMMISSION IN THE GRAND OPENING OF HOTEL LAS AMÉRICAS TORRE DEL MAR, Cartagena de Indias , June 4th 2011

Tarjeta de invitación con obra serie Aqua de Rafael Espitia
Tarjeta de invitación con obra serie Aqua de Rafael Espitia
Firma de la obra de Rafael Espitia serie Aqua realizada para cada habitación del hotel Las Américas Torre del Mar
Firma de la obra de Rafael Espitia serie Aqua realizada para cada habitación del hotel Las Américas Torre del Mar


 

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EL PLANETA NEWSPAPER. Cartagena May 23th, 2011

Rafael Espitia es un reconocido pintor  cartagenaero por sus murales, premios y gran trayectoria en la pintura. Es un artista que se deja seducir por la coquetería de los movimientos, las  curvas bien definidas de sus musas y las miradas enigmáticas de sus pícaras mujeres.

 

En su pintura refleja una alta sensibilidad hacia la belleza del cuerpo femenino, y se deja seducir de sus gestos y actitudes.....

 

 

 

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MIAMI ART EXHIBITIONS NEWS, April 2011

Haute Living .Key Biscayne Yacht Club.
Haute Living .Key Biscayne Yacht Club.
Where Miami Magazine. Artwalk Wynwood Arts District.
Where Miami Magazine. Artwalk Wynwood Arts District.
Art Circuits E-news. Rafael Espita serie "AQUA".
Art Circuits E-news. Rafael Espita serie "AQUA".

Art Basel & Opening December 11th 2010

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Click to see the opening pics

Five Latin Artists impressed in WYNWOOD ARTS DISTRICT

MiamiBeach
MiamiBeach

Castro, Gastro, and Styrofoam: Photos of October Art Walk

Second Saturdays Art Walk combines several good things: art, walking, and women dressed to compete for your attention with the all-white canvas hung on the all-white wall. With the sweater of humidity tucked away for the season, these things came together especially well at last night’s AW, which featured the opening of the Wynwood Market on NW 2nd Avenue in the lower 20s.....


Author: Jordan MelnicK

Photo: "Women 2010" by Rafael Espitia at Area 23 Art Gallery

 

NewTimes
NewTimes

Second Saturday ART WALK NOVEMBER: The Highlights

Area 23 also impressed with their arsenal of super-expressive Latin American work. They showed five artists and the pure white lighting in the joint is always great.

 

By: Swampdog

 


DOMINICAL MAGAZINE & EL TIEMPO JOURNAL

ESPITIA EN MIAMI: El pintor cartagenero, Rafael Espitia, expone en Miami su obra Mujeres, en Cristina Chacon Gallery.

 


DOMINICAL MAGAZINEJune 6, 2010.

El Universal Journal.

 

Bendito entre las mujeres: Ocho modelos sensuales de más de dos metros de altura desfilaron hace más de un mes por la carrera 13 con 76, como si flotaran. Estaban semidesnudas, parecía que destellaran colores y olian a acrílico. Eran las pinturas del Cartagenero Rafael Espitia, quien recién...

 

Zona Cultural, December 10th 2009.

By: Vanessa Ruggiero.



Opening October 2nd, CRISTINA CHACON GALLERY

Exhibition Video 20x20, Area 23Art Gallery, WYNWOOD

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Click to see the opening pics

Video Exposicion "ILUMINATA" Cristina Chacon Gallery

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Click to see the opening pics

NUEVO ESTUDIO EN BOGOTA / RAFAEL ESPITIA

Exposición Casa San Agustín Cartagena Colombia

Obras en gran formato
Obras en gran formato

Entrevista Canal Capital Bogotá Programa PRIMER CAFE