Sculptor and painter, Humberto Guanipa was born in Venezuela in 1954. He enrolled in the Air Forces in 1973 where he studied different types of drawing such as Mechanical, Technical, and Architectural illustration. By 1977 he began to study art in the city of Porlamar, Margarita Island. After three years he returned to Valencia where he enrolled at Arturo Michelena School of Plastic Arts. Searching for new horizons for his art he moved to New York in 1982. His work can be found in many private collections including Paul Newman and Ivana Trump.
Humberto Guanine is a painter and sculptor, his wall, floor, and pedestal sculptures are constructed with wood, plastic, sand, and found objects. His three dimensional works featured at Carter Burden Gallery are composed of brilliantly colorful geometric shapes, often connected by transparent acrylic bars and resting in sand. The smooth planes of color, course surface of the sand, and intricate carvings charred into the wood create a range of textures throughout each structural piece. Guanipa states, that he is “searching for something about how we see and how we construct meaning, history, and our sense of self.”
September 20 - October 11, 2018
Song for the Soil