Hispanic Art Scene Art Blog
by hispanic_arts , May 18, 2010—10:00 AM
Renowned Sculptor, Manuel Velastegui exhibits at Union City Art Gallery at City Hall.
On Wednesday, May 12, 2010 I had the great honor of attending the Sculpture exhibition of the world famous sculptor Manuel Velastegui. To the right is a picture of Jaime Andrade Gallery Associate of Knoedler & Company with the Sculptor Manuel Velastegui.
Manuel Velastegui has been creating sculptures for over 40 years he is a master artist and his works are of the highest quality. The beauty of his marble sculptures is breathtaking as the forms give off a sense of movement. Manuel Velastegui metal sculptures are created of found objects and are more whimsical but still have that sense of movement and a few actually do move. This exhibition has over 20 Sculptures on exhibit and they are all just beautiful to look at and admire. I enjoyed appreciating all the work and energy that this master sculptor puts into his work. Manuel Velastegui is very famous in Ecuador and creates many commissioned sculptures some rising to over 14 ft tall. His works are in private and museum collections all around the world. I had a great time at the event and was able to talk to Manuel Velastegui to learn more about him and his work. I was also able to talk with Jaime Andrade at length. Jaime Andrade has worked for Knoedler & Company for over 40 years and has a vast storehouse of knowledge in his head. Jaime Andrade was very down to earth and it was such a joy to talk to someone who has lived the history of art for over 40 years and has known so many artists. I am very happy I attended this event and know that occasions like these are the reason I love being an artist so much. There are very few things in life that are better then enjoying beautiful art, talking with friends and new acquaintances, enjoying great music and fine food. This event had all the above and that is why it was such a great success.
The Union City Art Gallery at City Hall is located at 3715 Palisade Avenue in Union City, NJ. The exhibition will be up for the next few weeks so if you live near the area it is definitely worth the time to go and see this exhibition of the sculptures of Manuel Velastegui.
Cuban American Journalist & Artist Jose Acosta