EXHIBITIONS

Espitia Gallery Wynwood Art District 2294 NW 2nd Ave. suite C Miami, FL 33127 (corner of 2nd Ave. and 23rd St)
Espitia Gallery Wynwood Art District 2294 NW 2nd Ave. suite C Miami, FL 33127 (corner of 2nd Ave. and 23rd St)

Why exhibit in "Wynwood" the second most important art district in the world?

Miami receives nowadays the most important contemporary art fairs in the world and Wynwood Art District is the ground where the most prestigious and highest world ranking New York and European galleries have branch venues.

 

The Wynwood Art District contains over 70 galleries, museums and art collections. The second Saturday night of every month, is “ArtWalk” in Wynwood and the art galleries and studios open their doors to the public for viewing.

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS:

MIAMI NewTimes





The Best of Wynwood Artwalk

 

Wynwood welcomed the masses for its February artwalk. With food trucks,open galleries, street shows, and Wynwood's cast of characters, there was plenty to see.

 


ESPITIA GALLERY - USA

Wynwood Arts District

2294 NW 2nd Ave. suite C

Miami, FL 33127

Phone: (786) 773 4812

 

ESPITIA GALERIA - Colombia

Castillogrande calle 5A # 11-86 P2

Telefono:: (57) 310 6504516

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

 

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NICO AMORTEGUI (MALO)

"I create art vigorously from the depths of my spiritual and energetic soul, which eventually evolves into image of my life..."

 

ARTWORK

Untitled / Mixed media on panel / 48 x 37 inches
Untitled / Mixed media on panel / 48 x 37 inches
Emiliano Zapata / Mixed media (acrylic, oil) sticks on panel / 72 x 48 icnes
Emiliano Zapata / Mixed media (acrylic, oil) sticks on panel / 72 x 48 icnes

Miles Davis / Mixded media (acrylic, oil) stick on panel / 84 x 48 inches
Miles Davis / Mixded media (acrylic, oil) stick on panel / 84 x 48 inches
Frida Kahlo / Mixed media on wood / 72 x 48 inches
Frida Kahlo / Mixed media on wood / 72 x 48 inches

Pablo Escobar / Mixed media on wood / 72 x 48 inches
Pablo Escobar / Mixed media on wood / 72 x 48 inches
Kapax / Mixed media on wood / 72 x 48 inches
Kapax / Mixed media on wood / 72 x 48 inches

Galan para presidente / Mixed media on wood / 72 x 48 inches
Galan para presidente / Mixed media on wood / 72 x 48 inches
El Che / Mixed media on wood / 72 x 48 inches
El Che / Mixed media on wood / 72 x 48 inches

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Bogota, Colombia. Throughout my art practice, I aim to depict the perpetual changing direction of my country - a country where growing up with car bombs and kidnappings on the news everyday was the norm. I paint as a means of describing a childhood where the violence of that time and the people that were directly and indirectly affected were revolving in such a way that it created a menagerie of 'normal'. As an immigrant, I became cognizant of the transaction between two "allied" countries and of my encounters in a place we had always referred to as the American Dream.

 

Through my art, I seek to relay glimpses into the life of a young Colombian in the late 80s, a teenaged immigrant in the US in the 90s, and highlight the endless struggles of an immigrant with-out-papers. My work is full of color and is a product of expressed energy - meaning there are no sketches or previous drawings. I work solely from in-the-moment-energy and I transfer what I see and feel on to the canvas. The rawness of my work exemplifies how my realities were never perfect as the images I render are not either.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS & HONORS

Queens University. Charlotte, NC. January 2013

Charlotte Art league Group show. Charlotte, NC. January 2013

Winston Salem public art sculpture. January 2013 

Winston Salem mural for the Art council on down town Winston Salem. March 2013

Queens University, NC. Latino Art show March 2013

Write up on Charlotte Observer Magazine. March 2013

Spanish Magazine HOLA write up. April 2013

Mural Winston-Salem for Arts for Sake. April 2013

Creative Loafing newspaper boxes artwork competition selected.

Obra Queen University group show. Charlotte, NC. May 2013

Mint Museum ArtSi Future artist award. June 2013

Vida Amor Mural. Poneloya, Nicaragua. July 2013

Her-Fish Mural. Leon, Nicaragua. July 2013

The Creative international group show. New York, NY. July 30, 2013.

Far and Wide, 2 artist show Caldwell arts center. Lenoir, NC. September 2013

None of the Above, Traveling group show, Duke Unv, UNC Chapel hill, UNC Charlotte. September 2013

Solo show Fesrt gallery. Atlanta, GA. October-November 2013

Right Proper Mural. Washington DC. October 2013

4Magazine Artist Article. October 2013

Carrack Gallery Christmas show Durham. Jan 2012

VAE welcome to the south Show Raleigh. Jan 2012

Carrack Gallery Show Durham. Jan 2012

Davidson County College. Lexington, NC. Jan 2012

Evolution Solo Show. Charlotte, NC. Jan 2012 

Flex and Fit show Duke energy building  ongoing Charlotte NC Jan 20112 

VAE  Open Source show  Raleigh  Feb 2012 

Mural for Salud Shop  NODA Charlotte NC Feb 2012

Found Show 3rd place VAE Raleigh NC March 2012 

ID show Panda NYC March 2012

New Beginnings Arts On Main Gastonia NC March 2012 

Chapman Buildings Mural  Charlotte NC  March 2012

Solstice Mural Charlotte NC  March 2012

Spring into Art  Charlotte art league Merit Award  group show April 2012

Ugallery San Francisco  on going April 2012

Showdown Hart Witzen Gallery 2nd  place group show  April 2012

Natural View the Schiele  Museum NC April 2012

MALO as MALO The carrack Solo show , Durham NC May 2012

Pancake Show Atlanta Group show  Gallery 1523 Atlanta GA  May 2012

Color Azul , Gil Gallery  Charlotte NC, group show, June 2012

Hip-Hop , Wachovia gallery  Charlotte NC, group show, June 2012

I as A soldier The Junction, Asheville NC, solo, June 2012

Solo show Pura Vida , Charlotte NC July 2012

Azul Gill Gallery, Charlotte NC July 2012

VAE gallery, Raleigh NC August 2012

Hip-Hop Show Spirit Square Wachovia Gallery Charlotte NC August 2012

Quartet Cary arts Guild, Cary NC September 2012

Separation of Church and State DNC Show Charlotte NC September 2012

Verde Gill Gallery Charlotte NC September 2012

Pop Show Charlotte NC September 2012

Latino arte Pura Vida Charlotte NC Sept 2012

Public art work Commission by the Arts for sake of Winston-Salem  NC October 2012

Levine Museum Day of the Dead Charlotte NC October 2012

Amarillo Gil Gallery Charlotte NC November 2012

Winter Show Metro Gallery, Baltimore MA November 2012 

Preview of new collection Solo show Cosmos Charlotte NC December 1st 2012

Punto Vista Milton Rhodes Center of the arts Winston-Salem Dec 2012

Superstition Arizona University state magazine write up December 2012

Sertoma Arts Center, Solo show Raleigh NC December 2012

Pura Vida Solo Art Show. Charlotte, NC. January 2011

Pimp My Bike Rack, 1st Place, Charlotte, NC. June 2011

One Heart, Art for the Cure Exhibition, Wachovia Center. Charlotte, NC. June 2011

Red Dog Gallery. Winston-Salem, NC. June 2011

Chocolate Art Exhibition, Atlanta GA. July 2011

Culture Initiative Art Exhibition. Charlotte, NC. August 2011

James Funderburke Collection. Charlotte, NC. September 2011

Gateways to the South 2011 Art Competition and Exhibit. Kings Mountain, NC. September 2011

Taste of the World Art Competition & Exhibit, 2nd Place. Government Center. Charlotte, NC. September 2011

PoPuP3 Art Show. Durham, NC. October 2011

Pancakes & Booze Art Show. Atlanta, GA. November 2011

Creative Divergent Winter Show Online. November 2011

Duke Energy Commission piece for a commercial, December 2011