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“My landscapes come from my memories, and my memories come from the landscape. I try to arrive to the inner space in that moment, in order to find the common ground with other moments and spaces. Old things that I found at random provoke another look when I place them in my artwork. They seem to be placed nowhere, and they have the colors of absence.” - Luis Peláez



路易斯 • 佩莱斯


Luis Fernando Pelaez refers to his work as “Territories without Frontier” in which he turns the physical space into a spiritual energy filled to entertain the mysteries of “being”.  His work involves the unification of space and material on multiple dimensions, with the canvas as the landscape and the object as a distant memory.  He utilizes organic material, such as bronze, resin, iron, wood and aluminum, with profound respect for maintaining its natural state of color and texture.  Pelaez considers each piece “a journey through space and time brought to a standstill in his memory”, a nostalgia into which he escapes. 

For the onlooker, to approach Pelaez’s work is to encounter one’s own distant, nostalgic landscape.

Luis Fernando Pelaez was born in Jerico, Colombia in 1945.  His internationally acclaimed sculptures have been exhibited in installations throughout the Americas and Europe, including The Museum of Modern Art, Bogota; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo; and The Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.

Recent Distinctions

Publica el libro Luis Fernando Pelaez Editado por Villegas, editores de Bogota, Obra Treinta Anos.
“El río”, Museo de Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia.
Galería Sextante. Bogotá, Colombia.
Publica el libro de artista Cartas de agosto en el Taller Arte Dos Gráfico de Bogotá.
Por invitación de la fundación Metal, presenta en Liverpool, Inglaterra, la obra pública
Nexus, con su hijo Juan Manuel Peláez.
Exposiciones individuales en Caracas, Galería Durban; Madrid, Galería Kreisler.
Obtiene, con Juan Manuel Peláez, las siguientes distinciones:
Gran Premio de la Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura. Quito, Ecuador.
Primer Premio, categoría Espacio Público, en la misma Bienal.
Premio Lápiz de Acero, Espacio Público. Bogotá, Colombia.
Publica el libro Azar, Fondo Editorial Eafit. Representa a Colombia, con Hugo Zapata, en el Festival Internacional Cervantino.
Guanajuato, México.
Obra pública, Plaza Cisneros. Medellín, Colombia.
“Bajo la luna”, Museo de Arte Moderno. Bogotá, Colombia.
“Sur”, Museo Zeppelín. Friedrichshafen, Alemania.
Obtiene Primer premio, Concurso Obra Pública Plaza Cisneros. Medellín, Colombia.
Es nombrado miembro de la Royal Society of British Sculptors.
Es seleccionado para representar a Colombia en la XXV Bienal de Sao Paulo.
Eafit y la Biblioteca pública Piloto publican el libro Peláez, memoria y paisaje.
En años anteriores exhibe tanto en Colombia como internacionalmente.
Primer premio en la V Bienal Americana de Artes Gráficas. Cali, Colombia, 1987
Primer premio Salón Nacional de Artistas. Medellín, Colombia, 1986



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