Miami Shores Library cordially invites you to the Opening Reception of Antonio Ugarte. Organic Waters
Antonio Ugarte. Organic Waters
January 13 â€“ March 18
Organic Waters, a new exhibit of oil paintings by established Venezuelan born â€“ American artist, Antonio Ugarte , explores the metaphoric significance and aesthetic depths of water, lifeâ€™s essential liquid. Whether contained in pools, flowing free, unleashed in waterfalls and waves, or â€œdancingâ€ in fountains, Ugarteâ€™s artistic eye captures the paradox of water as both familiar and mysterious; ordinary yet illusionary. Ugarte paints water and flowers as a reflection of the spirit, a form of meditation. He sees water as â€œa primordial elementâ€ in life and the physical environment; a source of both energy and serenity. He uses water as a resource to explore the â€œaesthetic treatment on the surface of the canvasâ€ and, at the same time, the â€œconnotations mysteriously left behind the surface to be discovered by the observer.â€
Flowers bring to the forefront of our minds to remain humble in our endeavors and to always hold the belief that beauty is only skin deep and that it is what is inside that truly matters. Waterâ€™s shape and color are critical elements in Ugarteâ€™s work. According to the artist, â€œwater is always working to become roundâ€, symbolic of the â€œwhole of the universeâ€ and the life-force of the Chi. Ugarte lives and works in his studio in Coral Gables. Ugarteâ€™s work hangs in the Museum of Contemporary Art in his native Valencia and in the museum of the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. among others.
If you need more information about his work please call 305 323 7155 or visit his web site: www.antoniougarte.com.
Image: Antonio Ugarte, Sprinkle in Paris, 1995 – 2011, O/C, 32 x 25 in.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!