Gustavo Vélez, Colombian artist exhibits his marble, bronze and steel works in a major personal exhibition ____________ Pietrasanta Sculpture, 2013


After “Italia vs Francia” – this summer’s blockbuster exhibition (40,000 visits have been recorded so far) featuring works by Vanessa Beecroft, Sandro Chia, Mimmo Paladino, Arman, Cèsar, Ives Klein – and the contested “Zidane Headbutt” sculpture, Pietrasanta dedicates its Church of Sant’Agostino and the Piazza to Gustavo Vélez, a Colombian artist, who will exhibit 32 new works as part of a sprawling one-man-show.

Gustavo Vélez is the “other” Colombian artist to have made Pietrasanta the home-base for his artistic production. Fernando Botero, another Medellin-born artist is intimately linked to Pietrasanta – and its bronze foundries. Vélez has been active in the city’s studios for the past 17 years. He brings his interpretation of the forms and folklore of Colombia – marble, bronze and steel sculptures executed in 2012-2103 – to Pietrasanta’s main exhibition spaces.

Visit the artist’s website, linked here.

Read more about Gustavo Vélez’s art-making on his (Spanish-language) blog, linked here.


Gustavo Vélez
Scultore a Pietrasanta
From the 5th of October to the 8th of December, 2013
Piazza del Duomo and Church of Sant’Agostino

For more information: Centro Culturale “Luigi Russo” Via S. Agostino, 1 – Pietrasanta – tel. 0584/795500 –

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