Espitia Commissions

OPTICAL ILLUSION: John's Portrait Toys Installation by ©Rafael Espitia
OPTICAL ILLUSION: John's Portrait Toys Installation by ©Rafael Espitia
3D TRADITIONAL PAINTING: Serie "LIFE" Acrylic on canvas ©Rafael Espitia
3D TRADITIONAL PAINTING: Serie "LIFE" Acrylic on canvas ©Rafael Espitia
3D DIGITAL ART "Fairy Tale" Doors Bar ©RafaelEspitia
3D DIGITAL ART "Fairy Tale" Doors Bar ©RafaelEspitia

OPTICAL ILLUSION & 3D PAINTINGS

Artwork Solutions for Themed Hotels and all your Interior Design Projects

 

 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 HOSPITALITY ART SUPPLIERS

Mural "THE BEATLES" Digital Art Optical Illusion Photo Collage (29.6 x 11 feet)  Bar Restaurant IMAGINE Bogota, Colombia. 

Espitia Hospitality Art Suppliers create innovative bespoke art concepts for themed hotels, commercial spaces and residential clients. We design an unique art project for any environment that is sure to put an impressive finishing touch on your space. Additional services include interior design consulting and turnkey projects for new construction and renovations.

 

www.hospitalityartsuppliers.com

CURRENT EXHIBITION

"RISEN SHOW" at Espitia Gallery, Miami.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 PM

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

www.espitiagallery.com

 

 

 

 

Rafael Espitia Art Creator for Edenburg Hospitality

Mr. Ignacio Edenburg started Amerisafe Industries, and developed it into one of the leading hotel room safe companies in the United States. After establishing a solid reputation amongst hoteliers in the United States and the Caribbean, Amerisafe broadened its product lines and began supplying its clients with practically everything a hotel needs to support its operations.

 

www.edenburghospitality.com

 

 

 

"CELEBRITIES" Vinyl Records Installation by Espitia

Vinyl Records Installation ‪#‎celebrities‬ by Rafael #espitia ‪#‎wynwood‬ ART BASEL WEEK 2015 ‪#‎artofmiami‬

PRESS

MIAMI NewTimes 

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.

 

 

 

 

La nueva obra de Espitia próximamente en BOGOTA.

MAZAL INTERIOR DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

Calle 109 # 18B - 52

Bogota, Colombia.

Phone: (57) 310 569 0339

www.mazal.com 

@mazal_int.design_architecture

 

 

 

 

 

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

RECENT PRESS ARTICLES

 

ESPITIA, ¡sorprendente!. Revista Viernes El Universal Julio 1 de 2016

Todo en Espitia lleva un estudio, una investigación y la realidad de hacia dónde se dirige el mundo. En ese recorrido llega la propuesta de los “hoteles tematizados”, que sin alejarse del arte, se involucra en el sentir contemporáneo, aportando entretenimiento. Compartir y hacer parte de la historia es una regla de oro en la actualidad y con ese concepto claro, Espitia se suma a la posibilidad de viralizar su obra por medio de personas que la visitan, se sorprenden y la comparten en los diferentes canales, que es el objetivo de la narrativa transmedia.

 

Click para leer la entrevista completa 

 


ESPITIA SE REINVENTA, Revista Viernes El Universal Marzo 21 de 2014.

Reciclando para el arte...Los juguetes, víctimas del tiempo y la oferta comercial se integraron sin intención a la obra de Espitia, quien indica que no se considera el salvador del mundo, pero si muestra con los lentes de 3D, con los cuales se engaña el cerebro, que todos vivimos en una especie de engaño... 

 

 

 


MIAMI New Times "THE BEST OF WYNWOOD" Gallery Night & Wynwood Artwalk February 2014.

"CRASH" BOOKS COLLECTION 3D Art Installation 4 hands by artists: ESPITIA & DARIO.

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. 

 

"CRASH" Books Collection 3D Art Installation 4 hands by artists: ESPITIA & DARIO.
"CRASH" Books Collection 3D Art Installation 4 hands by artists: ESPITIA & DARIO.
"CRASH" Books Collection 3D Art Installation 4 hands by artists: ESPITIA & DARIO.
"CRASH" Books Collection 3D Art Installation 4 hands by artists: ESPITIA & DARIO.

PRESS: Miami NewTimes "THE BEST OF WYNWOOD" June 2013.

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

www.miamiartwalks.com December 2012

Miami Artwalks Magazine
Miami Artwalks Magazine

STEINHAUSEN GALLERY. Art Exhibition "WELCOME ENRIQUE GRAU", Miami 2012.

El Universal Journal. October 6th, 2012

Grand Opening, October 6th 2012. 

James L. Knight International Center River Front South

400 SE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33131

 

 

 

 

ARTTOUR INTERNATIONAL INTERVIEW by Cody Lavada, New York. May 2012

ArtTour International Magazine Cover.
ArtTour International Magazine Cover.
ArtTour International Magazine
ArtTour International Magazine
ArtTour International Magazine
ArtTour International Magazine

ArtTour International Magazine
ArtTour International Magazine
ArtTour International Magazine
ArtTour International Magazine
ArtTour International Magazine
ArtTour International Magazine

 

 

Rafael Espitia "Earth Vortices". Ferrara, Italy May 2012

"EARTH VORTICES" ESPITIA GROUP EXHIBITION.
PRESS ARTICLE.

http://www.estense.com/?p=217410&fb_source=message

 

Ferrara, Italy, May 9th  2012

"Come partecipante sarà presente il maestro pittore colombiano Rafael Espitia che presenterà due opere della sua serie “Women”, la famosa artista di body painting italiana Laura Leone che farà una dimostrazione al vivo, proseguendo con una fusione di arte e scienza, la partecipazione dell’artista Raul Cantu (Messico) e delle sue sorprendenti immagini tridimensionali, create con la tecnologia digitale. I visitatori saranno forniti di occhiali 3D per la visualizzazione delle sue opere."

 

 

 

ART WALK WYNWOOD, ONCE ARTS Gallery. April 14th 2012

CNN / Cristina Chacon Interview / Rafael Espitia Artwork "WOMEN" Abril 2012.

 

 

 

 

ART OF MIAMI, Art site. Wynwood March 2012

"BEST OF WYNWOOD ART WALK MARCH 2012"

..."ONCE gallery had an interesting 3-D paintings by Miami-based artist Rafael Espitia. Even with out the 3-D glasses the art work has the illusion of dimension."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 


VIERNES MAGAZINE. March 2012


...Master Rafael Espitia is Showing in "ARTEAMERICAS 2012" three acrylics on canvas: "Beautiful Fight", "Dude" and "Beginning".

 

El Universal Journal

By Heidi Llanes.

 

 

 

GENTE BAHIA News Magazine. February 2012


RAFAEL ESPITIA, un privilegiado del arte

Sus obras son pinceladas llenas de colores vivos que despiertan multiples sensaciones.

 

Espitia en Arteamericas Miami Beach Convention Center 3-5 March 2012

"Esta es una de las exposiciones mas importantes de Lationamerica en Estados Unidos, yo voy representado por la Galeria Cristina Chacon y estoy muy agradecido por dejarme participar." dijo Espitia.

 

By: Angelica Blanco. 

 

 

 

VIERNES MAGAZINE. February 10th 2012

VIERNES Magazine Cover.
VIERNES Magazine Cover.

ARTE EN EL MAR

La obra "Colombia", un acrilico sobre lienzo del Maestro Rafael Espitia se encuentra expuesta en el ARC 20 de Julio, luego que el artista fuera comisionado para hacer ese homenaje pictorico al pais.

 

 

 


Calendario "TESTIMONIO ARTISTICO COLOMBIANO" 2012. Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Gente Magazine. Bucaramanga, Colombia
Gente Magazine. Bucaramanga, Colombia

Grand Opening "Calendar 2012".

Casa del Libro Total

Bucaramanga, Col.

 

Esta noche, desde las 6:30 p.m. sea partícipe del lanzamiento del calendario 2012 titulad ‘Testimonio Artístico Colombiano’....El trabajo fue hecho en la Litografía la Bastilla y consta del trabajo de doce exponentes del arte nacional “que son sus obras ejemplo de madurez estética y con este calendario entran a formar parte de un universo más iluminado, más reconocido y más próspero”.

 

El evento estará amenizado musicalmente por el maestro Marcel Tarazona Díaz y el Grupo Los Tres.

ART DISTRICTS FLORIDA, ART CIRCUITS, E-NEWS & MAGAZINES

Art Circuits April 2011
Art Circuits April 2011
Coconut Grove Grapevine Magazine
Coconut Grove Grapevine Magazine
Art Circuits September 2011
Art Circuits September 2011

Art Districts Florida Magazine Cover
Art Districts Florida Magazine Cover
Rafael Espitia Opening Iluminata
Rafael Espitia Opening Iluminata
Cristina Chacon Gallery 2010
Cristina Chacon Gallery 2010

WHERE Miami Magazine
WHERE Miami Magazine
Art Circuits May 2010
Art Circuits May 2010
SOUL OF MIAMI Magazine
SOUL OF MIAMI Magazine

JET-SET Magazine

GRAND OPENING Hotel Las Americas Torre del Mar, Cartagena de Indias.

JET-SET Magazine. Gerardo Araujo, Jorge Enrique Jiménez Carvajal, Arzobispo de Cartagena; Alberto Araujo, Rafael Espitia, artista que hizo los cuadros para el hotel y Juan Carlos Araujo. Foto: Andrés Rozo.

 

 

 

 

EL PLANETA Journal. May 2011

Rafael Espitia INTERVIEW.
Rafael Espitia INTERVIEW.

RAFAEL ESPITIA INTERVIEW:

 

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....

 

El Planeta Journal

May 2011

 

 

 

KEY BISCAYNE MAGAZINE

HAUTE LIVING

HAUTE LIVING Magazine
HAUTE LIVING Magazine

Area 23 Galeria’s Pop-Up Exhibit at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club

Key Biscayne art lovers gathered at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club on Saturday, March 19 for a one a of a kind pop-up exhibition by one of Wynwood’s hottest galleries, Area 23 Galeria. The gallery itself is not new, but it recently over went an extensive overhaul as it was purchased by prominent art collector, Alberto Linero . The gallery’s aesthetic has changed dramatically and is due for a revisit as Linero’s mission is to showcase the area’s hautest young contemporary art. Four of the artists from the previous collection have remained in the showroom as their works match that of new gallery’s.

 

The 15 colorful pieces on display featured art by Santiago Betancur, Rafael Espitia, Nelly del Rio, Leonardo Moleiro and Juliana Duque.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIERNES MAGAZINE, November 2010

VIERNES Magazine Cover.
VIERNES Magazine Cover.
VIERNES Magazine.
VIERNES Magazine.
VIERNES Magazine.
VIERNES Magazine.

...El trabajo del maestro Espitia es constante, hace algún tiempo decidió partir de Cartagena para emerger con su obra desde Bogotá, pero fue apenas un peldaño para que se diera a conocer con total aceptación en Estados Unidos...

 

...Rafael Espitia también participa en la Galería Cristina Chacón en una exposición colectiva con la muestra "Así es Colombia", realizada en Coconut Grove, Florida, donde se llevó la obra de lo más renombrado del país. La mujeres de Espitia estuvieron simultáneamente en Nueva York en "Clemente Soto Vélez Gallery" y "JMC Gallery"...

 

VIERNES Magazine, November 19th 2010

By: Heidi Llanes.

 

 

 

BeachedMIAMI & MIAMI NEW TIMES

Beached MIAMI
Beached MIAMI

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

 

Espitia's women walk in the WYNWOOD ARTS DISTRICT of Miami

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.....

 

By: Jordan MelnicK

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

Miami New Times
Miami New Times

Second Saturday ART WALK NOVEMBER: The Highlights

 

The Latin Art impressed in Wynwood Arts DistrictArea 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.

 

Artists: Espitia - Jimenez - Calvet - Dario - Betancur

 

By: Swampdog

 

 

 


Suplemento DOMINICAL, Periodico El Universal, 6 de junio de 2010

"ESPITIA EN MIAMI"

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

 

 

 

 

RAFAEL ESPITIA ARTWORK IN CHEPE FORTUNA TV SERIE, RCN CHANNEL

CHEPE FORTUNA TV SERIE

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