" I pretend to show in all my paintings and sculptures the sensibility of the human spirit; exploring through the abstraction the forms of the body, the fusion of the colors, the sensuality and the tonal charm with powerful and expressive brush strokes". His art works are an interpretation of the world he was raised; a world fulfill with a great diversity of colors where the most difficult times are inspiration to fortify the spirit. He wants to show in his works his passion for life; he can not imaging a world without colors; without the magic, the poetry and the landscape of the human body. For Gus the human life can not be oppressed by political, racial and religious ideologies.
Biography: Colombian artist, studied muralism at Massana School of Barcelona and painting procedures at Barcelona University, Spain. Work and live in U.S.A where I keep exploring the abstraction of the colors. I have made several exhibitons in Montreal;Canada, Chicago, New York,Philadelphia, Atlanta,Miamia;U.S.A, Barcelona;Spain,Colombia. Awards: 1994: Brumas del Rocio, Andaluz Cultural Center, Barcelona Spain. 1998: Miami Key Award, Art Miami Iberoamerican International Magazine. Miami, FL 2002: Merit Award, Marion County Art Festival,FL 2002: Purchase Award, Columbus Art Festival, OH 2003: First Place Overall, Bartow Blooming Art Festival, FL 2003: Merit Award, Art on the Square. Madison, WI 2004: Honorable Mention, Art on the Bluff, MI 2005: Merit Award in Sculpture, Washington Arts and Craft Show, D.C 2006: Hispanic Heritage Art Calendar 2007 Public Art: 1998: "Honor to Pablo Neruda" Mural, 26 x 10ft. Pablo Neruda Auditorium Commissioned by Centro Sistemas University, Colombia. 2006: "Deep Roots" - Raices Profundas, Mural (40 x 8ft). Shadey Valley Park Commissioned by Atlanta City Hall and Bureau of Cultural Affairs. Atlanta, GA. 2007-2008: "Reaching El Dorado" Sculpture 30 x 80 x 20 in SculptureWalk Annual competition. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 2007-2008: "Spirits of the Chicamocha" Sculpture 46 x 41 x 6 in Kissimmee Sculpture Experience, Kissimmee, FL
Country: United States
Site: Gus Ocamposilva
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