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

Espitia Curriculum Vitae

Rafael Espitia Perea
Rafael Espitia Perea

Was born in Cartagena, Colombia in 1967.

Lives and Works in Miami (US) and Cartagena (COL)

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

July 2014. Wynwood Art District “MYSTIQUE SHOW” Espitia Gallery. Miami, USA.

“PANGEA” Art Exhibition. Espitia Gallery. Wynwood Art District.

Gallery Night & Wynwood Artwalk. SEPIA SHOW. Espitia Gallery. Miami USA.

Wynwood Art District "ANTONOMASIA" at Espitia Gallery. Miami, USA.

Espitia Gallery "HARMONY". Wynwood Artwalk & Gallery Night. Miami, USA.

ART WYNWOOD Fair 2014. Elite Fine Art Galleries. "LIFE" Art Installation Books. Miami, USA.

Espitia Gallery. "PRESENTS". Gallery Night February 2014. Miami, USA.

Espitia Gallery. Art Exhibition "BEAUTIFUL". Wynwood Art District. Miami, USA.

ART BASEL WEEK "CRASH" December 2013. Espitia Gallery. Wnwood Art District. Miami, USA.

Espitia Gallery. MIRACLE. Gallery Night & Wynwood Artwalk. Miami, USA.

ESPITIA GALLERY October 2013. Wynwood Art District "EARTH". Miami, USA.

ESPITIA GALLERY. Wynwood Arts District "APPROACH". Miami, USA.

Espitia Gallery. Wynwood Arts District "A Glance" 2013 Miami, USA.

Espitia Gallery. Wynwood Arts District "Gold Leaf". Miami, USA.

Museo Naval del Caribe. "AZUL" 2013. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia..

Espitia Gallery. Wynwood Arts District "NYMPHS". Miami, USA.

Espitia Gallery. Wynwood Arts District "Victoria's Dreams" 2013 Miami, USA.

Espitia Gallery. Wynwood Arts District "The Three Graces". Miami, USA.

LUZ BOTERO FINE ART. Bienal del Sur en Panama 2013 " Emplazando Mundos". Panama city, Panama.

ESPITIA GALLERY 2013. Once Group Show. Wynwood Arts District. Miami, USA.

ART BASEL MIAMI 2012. Once Arts Gallery. Wynwood Arts District. Miami, USA.

ART BASEL MIAMI 2012. Butter Gallery, Gesamtkuntwerk Projekt Room "Longing". Miami, USA.

MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO de Bucaramanga "Testimonio Artistico Colombiano" Octubre 2012. Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Homenaje al Maestro Enrique Grau. Salón River Front South del James L. Knight International Center. STEINHAUSEN GALLERY. Octubre 2012. Miami, FL. USA.

Avant Gallery, Miami Beach, Jun 2012. USA.

Once Arts Gallery, Wynwood, May, Miami, USA.

Vivid Arts "Earth Vortices", Castello Estense. May, Ferrara, Italy.

Once Arts Gallery, Wynwood, April, Miami, USA.

ART NAPLES 2012 Contemporary Art Fair, Avant Gallery, Naples, USA.

Once Arts Gallery, Wynwood Arts District, March, Miami, USA.

ARTEAMERICAS 2012, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, USA .

2012 Cristina Chacon Gallery, Brickell, USA (S).

Museum CASA GRAU 2011, "A 23 Artist tribute to Maestro Enrique Grau" Bogotá, Colombia.

MOSA HOUSE, "Amalgamate Intentions", Wynwood, Miami, USA.

Cristina Chacon Gallery 2011, "Gathering", Miami, USA.

ART WALK Area 23 Art Gallery 2011, Wynwood, Miami, USA.

Cristina Chacon Gallery, "AQUA", Miami, USA.

Key Biscayne Yacht Club Miami, USA.

"Entelequia", Area 23 Art Gallery, Wynwood Miami, USA.

"TRANSMUTATION", Area 23 Art Gallery, Miami, USA.

Area 23 Art Gallery 2011, "Present", Wynwood, Arts District, Miami, USA.

ART BASEL MIAMI 2010, Area 23 Art Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, USA.

Paul Cabezas Gallery's Group Show, Casa San Agustín Cartagena, Colombia.

Area 23 Art Gallery, "RED", Wynwood, Miami, USA.

Cristina Chacon Gallery, "THIS IS COLOMBIA", Coconut Grove, USA.

Area 23 Art Gallery, "EROS & THANATOS", Wynwood, Miami, USA.

Area 23 Art Gallery, "BEGINNING", Wynwood, Miami, USA.

Cristina Chacon Gallery 2010, "BLENDED", Miami, USA.

JMC Gallery, "Mystical Figures", New York, USA.

Clemente Soto Vélez Gallery, "Figurative Constructions", New York, USA.

Area 23 Art Gallery, "20x20", Miami, USA.

Cristina Chacon Gallery, "ILLUMINATA", Miami, USA.

Flamingo Road Gallery, "ANTITESIS", Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

Espitia Galería, "Virtuosos del Color y la Luz", Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

Galería Espitia, "MUJERES 2009", Bogotá D.C., Colombia (S).

Casa San Agustín, "MIS MUJERES", Cartagena, Colombia.

Galería Velázquez, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (S).

Galería Espitia, "MOMENTOS 2008", Cartagena, Colombia (S).

Espitia Galería, "LA COLECTIVA", Cartagena, Colombia.

D'art Gallerie, Naples, USA.

Astoria Fine Art, Miami, USA.

Gallerie d'Art, Bogotá, Colombia.

Centro Bemol, Madrid Spain.

Centro Cultural Nicolás Salmerón, Madrid, Spain.

Centro Cultural Casa del Reloj, Madrid, Spain.

Centro Cultural Galileo, Madrid, Spain.

Centro Cultural Antonio Machado, Madrid, Spain.

Centro Cultural Casa de Vacas, Madrid, Spain.

"Diez Décadas del Arte en Cartagena", Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia.

"Acuarelista de la Costa", Galería Skandia, Cartagena, Colombia.

Galería Novarreta, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

La Francia Centro de Arte, Medellín, Colombia.

Galería Lara, Barraquilla, Colombia.

Casa de la Cultura, "40 Años Telecom", Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Galería Quintero, Barranquilla, Colombia (S).

Centro de Convenciones, Cartagena, Colombia.

Galería Banco Ganadero, Cartagena, Colombia.

The Arts Student's League of New York, USA.

Galería Skandia, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

"Acuarelistas Costeños", Galería Skandia, Cartagena, Colombia.

Arte 85 Cartagena de Indias", Colombia.

Galería Lara, Barranquilla, Colombia.

Galería Cámara de Comercio, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

Asociación Colombiana de Artistas de Artes Plásticas, Centro de convenciones, Cartagena, Colombia.

"Acuarelistas Cartageneros", Galería Skandia, Cartagena, Colombia.

Artistas Colombianos en la colección "UNICEF", Galería Pluma, Bogotá D.C. Colombia.

Inauguración Salón de Arte de la Gobernación de Bolívar, Cartagena, Colombia (S).

"Homenaje a Cartagena", Galería El Callejón, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

"Cartagena 450 Años", Galería San Lucas, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

Galería Skandia, Bogotá D.C., Colombia (S).

"450 Años de Cartagena", Galería Skandia, Cartagena, Colombia.

II Salón Nacional de la Acuarela, Medellín, Colombia.

Galería Arte Autopista Medellín, Colombia (S).

"Acuarelista de la Costa", Galería Skandia, Bogotá, Colombia.

Galería Skandia, Bogotá D.C., Colombia (S).

Salón Nacional de la Acuarela, Medellín, Colombia.

Galería Skandia, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (S).

I Salón de Arte Nuevo, Pierre Daguet, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Casa del Marqués del Premio Real, Cartagena, Colombia (S).

1980 Colegio Salesianos San Pedro Claver, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

(s): Solo Show..

 

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

2014 Mural "COLOMBIA" 26.2 x 4.5 mts. Black Tower Premium Hotel. Bogota D.C. Colombia.

2013 Mural "Amanecer" Comfenalco Business Center. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

2013 Mural "Morir o ser libres". Comisionado por la Armada Nacional Colombiana para el interior de la Fragata ARC “Independiente” la cual fue bautizada en honor del Bergantín Barca, buque insignia de la Flota Naval. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

November 2012. First International Biennial of Murals and Public Art. Cali, Colombia. Mural “Nature speaks, men don't listen…wake up!” 157.4x 78.7 inches.

2012 ArtTour International Magazine, cover magazine. "Colombian Master Painter RAFAEL ESPITIA, A World of Colors", Italy.

2012 Artwork "Colombia" commissioned by the Colombian Navy to be exhibited on the First Navy ship built entirely in Colombia: ARC "20 de Julio". Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

2012 Commissioned by TELEMUNDO Studios Miami LLC to make his artwork part of "Relaciones Peligrosas" tv serie scenery.

2011 Museum CASA GRAU, "A 23 Artist tribute to Maestro Enrique Grau" Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

2011 Calendario Testimonio Artístico Colombiano.

2011  Hampton Inn Hotel mural, Brickell, Miami, USA.

2010 First Colombian artist commissioned by RCN to make his artwork part of "Chepe Fortuna" tv serie scenery.

2009 DON BOSCO Award for his artistic trajectory, Colegio Salesiano 50 Años, Cartagena, Colombia.

2006 Third Award winner, Primer Salón Marginal de Artistas, SEMANA Magazine, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

2005 Convention Center mural,  Las Américas, Cartagena, Colombia.

Event hall's mosaic, Los Reyes Building, Cartagena, Colombia.

"El Olimpo" Dome, Private collection, Cartagena, Colombia.

Mural of the "Capilla del Mar" Hotel, Cartagena, Colombia.

1983 "Las Américas Global Resort" Hotel main Mural, Cartagena, Colombia.

Exaltation  "Outstanding Young Person in Cartagena" by Cámara Junior, Cartagena, Colombia.

8th International Painting Award, Eugenio Hermoso Badajoz, Spain.

1989 Third Award on First Contest of speed painting, Buen Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain.

1989 Third Art Award, Asturian Centre of Madrid,  III Week of America, Asturias Prince Hall, Madrid, Spain.

1988 Honorific Degree on Plastic Arts,  Bellas Artes Institute, Cartagena, Colombia.

1984 First Place Award, IV Watercolor National Hall,  Medellín, Colombia.

1982 Sellected artwork for the publication of UNICEF greeting card, New York, USA.

Special Guest on TV Show "Póngase a pensar ", by José Fernández Gómez.

1982 Jury on the Galeria Skandia's Children Contest with the celebrities Pacheco and Gloria Valencia.

1981 Mention of honor, First Watercolor National Hall, Medellín, Colombia.

 

EDUCATION

At the age of twelve, is oriented by Master Julio Carlos Angulo.

Studies Engraving at Los Andes University, Bogotá, Colombia.

Watercolor, Painting, Composition and Color at The Art Student's League of New York, USA.

History of Latinoamerican Art and Appreciation of Art at National University, Bogotá, Colombia.

Photography at National University, Bogotá, Colombia.

History of Art, Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.

Digital: Photoshop cs5, Corel Draw, 3d Max, Corel Painter XI,  Premiere Pro cs5,

After effects cs5.

 

OTHER STUDIES AND WORKSHOPS

Director of ESPITIA GALLERY. Wynwood Art District. Miami, USA.

Resident Artist, Area 23 Art Gallery, Wynwood, Arts district, Miami.

Curator of Espitia Gallery Cartagena and Espitia Gallery Bogotá, Colombia.

Creator of the Interior Design Industry "Diseño Interior", Cartagena, Colombia.

Creator of the brands "Espitia Art", "Espitia Furniture",  and "Espitia Mouldings".

Expression Professor in the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Cartagena, Colombia.

Artistic painter assistant in the film: "Love in the Time of Cholera". Directed by Mike Newel; a film based on the novel of  the Literature Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez.

Concept Art on Interior Design, Graphic Design, Publicity, Cinema, Television.

Hotels and Convention Centers muralist in Colombia and USA.