Corporate Gifts: Carlos Medina


Carlos Medina

(1953 - present)

Carlos Medina is a multifaceted Abstract and Constructivist artist; mostly known for his sculptural works in metal, wood and stone. Medina draws, paints, and creates large spatial installations in public places and works on tapestry, resins, polymers, mixed media, etc. He explores the multiple possibilities of various pure geometrical shapes, from a sensorial point of view, along with the subtleness of forms in space. Coming from a background in Minimalism, his clean, visually stunning and simple geometric shapes also have an ethereal and poetic presence to them. He is best known for the aestheticized and depurated unsupported multi installations in the shape of drops, as well as his resin and polymer pieces that resemble paper.

Carlos Medina is a painter and sculptor who studied art at the Cristóbal Rojas School of fine arts in Caracas. From the late 70’s to the mid eighties he lived and studied painting and sculpture in Carrara, Italy. Since 1976 his work has been exhibited in important institutions such as the Museo de Bellas Artes, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Francisco Narváez in Margarita Island, as well as the Museo de las Artes de Guadalajara and the Museo de la Cultura Maya in México and the Oostende Museum of Modern Art, in Belgium. His work was also shown in the XI Biennial of Cairo in 2009. He has monumental sculptures and installations in private and public spaces in Mexico, Caracas, and Valencia, Venezuela, Chile and South Corea. Amongst his numerous awards, Medina has won the 1993 Sculptor Prize in Argentina and the Carrara City honors in 1978. He was most recently given the Honor Mention in the Sculpture Biennial in Guadalajara Mexico in 2008. Lives and works in Caracas.

Selection of Individual Exhibits

2016 - Imperceptible, Ascaso Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela Essential, Ascaso Gallery, Miami, USA
2015 - Esencial. Marion Gallery, Panama City. Panama.
2013 - Esencial, Museum of Contemporary Art (MACZUL), Maracaibo, Venezuela.
2013 - Esencial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Yucatán (MACAY), Merida, Mexico.
2012 - Esencial, Museum of Art Guadalajara University (MUSA), Mexico.
2011 - White Surfaces, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA.
2006 - Papeles. Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela.
2003 - Carlos Medina y su obra, Museum of Maya Culture, Chetumal, Mexico.
1990 - Obra en Madera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas.
1987 - Mármoles, Museum of Modern Art Jesús Soto, Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela.
1984 - Carlos Medina Esculturas, Fine Arts Museum, Caracas, Venezuela.
1979 - Mármoles y Granitos, Van Vlaenderens Gallery & Luka Gallery, Belgium.
1975 - Abstracciones geométricas espaciales, Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas.

Selection of Awards Received

1975 – Sculpture Award, IV Salón de Jóvenes Artistas, Inciba.
1976 - María Guevara Award, II Salón Fondene, Escuela de Hotelería y Turismo, Porlamar, Nueva Esparta.
1978 – Montmartre Award, Painting Mention, I Bienal de Jóvenes Artistas, Viareggio, Italia / Città di Carrara Award, "Exposición internacional de Carrara", Carrara, Italia.
1981 – Acquisition Award, Salón Nacional de Jóvenes Artistas, Caracas.
1982 - 'Asamblea Legislativa del Estado Nueva Esparta' Award, Bienal Nacional de Escultura, Porlamar, Nueva Esparta.
1983 – AICA Award, Chapter Venezuela.
1986 - Andrés Pérez Mujica Award, XLIV Salón Arturo Michelena.
1987 - Award, I Guayana Biennial.
1989 – UC Award, XLVII Salón Arturo Michelena.
1990 – Acquisition Awar, GAN, V Sculpture Biennial, Museo Francisco Narváez.
1992 – Sculpture Award, XVII Salón Aragua, MACMMA / Antonio Herrera Toro Award, L Salón Arturo Michelena.

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