Federico Vegas Chumaceiro, Escritura 12
About the Artist
Federico Vegas Chumaceiro was born in Venezuela in 1953. He studied economics at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, where he also took painting and drawing. He continued his training in Illustration and Drawing at the Art Institute Federico Brandt in his native Caracas. Individual and group exhibitions from 1990 to the present fill his resume. His work is exhibited in major museums and private collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, the Lia Bermudez Art Center in Maracaibo, the Museum of the Americas in Washington DC or the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California.
“This body of work departs from my personal fascination with words. I am totally taken by their infinite possibilities; not only by their context but also by their graphic typology. From a visual point of view, I am very much interested in the geometry of each letter of our alphabet.
The practice of interlacing the different letters is to me absolutely challenging as a pictorial phenomenon. As a result I seek to achieve a personal landscape evoking the intimacy of each word.
The invention of the written word marks a before and after in the history of civilization . I find beauty in the graphic codes of letters. It has been stimulating and Exciting to pay homage using the written word as a pretext.” Federico Vegas, visual artist
Federico Vegas Chumaceiro, Escritura 9
About Art | Bastion
Art Bastion is an international art agency and gallery that endeavors to discover and represent artists from around the world, and to introduce their artwork to a wider audience.
Art Bastion was initially founded as an agency to discover talented artists, to jump-start their careers and to create a globalized network via the Internet that would facilitate communication among artists, collectors, and the everyday art aficionado.
Art Bastion expanded its presence in different realms of the art world, such as art consulting for buyers/sellers, managing collections, and organizing “pop-up” exhibitions.
Though this idea continues to be a major goal of Art Bastion, the agency has diversified its role by settling in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami. By creating a multi-sensory experience through a variety of disciplines of art, Art Bastion exceeds its traditional role as a gallery.