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
Published on June 10, 2013
By Claire Nelson
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
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."
170 NW 24st
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 Miami, March 11, 2012
Latin American Art Fair arteamericas 2012
Miami Beach Convention Center, March 3-5 ,2012
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.
60SW 12th Street Miami, FL 33130
Museum Casa Grau, Bogota. November 23th 2011.
Ritas 5:30 of Maestro Enrique Grau intervened by 23 Colombian artists.
Rafael Espitia, Guest Artist.
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 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.....
(click the photo to see the interview).
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
ESPITIA EN MIAMI: El pintor cartagenero, Rafael Espitia, expone en Miami su obra Mujeres, en Cristina Chacon Gallery.
DOMINICAL MAGAZINE, June 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.
Entrevista Canal Capital Bogotá Programa PRIMER CAFE