Exhibitor listing

Art of the World Gallery

Art of the World Gallery | Houston
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ABOUT

With more than 20 years of experience in the art business, Art of the World Gallery focuses on modern, postwar and contemporary art. Our inventory is comprised of masters, mid-career, and cutting-edge artists from Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia.
We acquire the majority of our inventory directly from the artists whom we represent, among them: Fernando Botero, Julio Larraz, Robert Indiana, Manolo Valdés, Mr. Brainwash, Sophia Vari, Jiménez Deredia, Javier Marín, Oswaldo Vigas, Cristóbal Toral, Rafael Barrios, Park Eun Sun, Gustavo Vélez, Carlos Luna, and others.
We work directly with art collectors, museums, art galleries, art dealers, architects, and interior designers, making art available to homes, offices and public places.
Based on our integrity and experience, our objective is to make the process of acquiring art an enriching and accessible experience for you.
We strongly believe that choosing the pieces with diligence and careful consideration has a positive impact on the space for which they are designed. Moreover, collecting art not only enriches you, but it is also a financial investment.

  • Mauricio Vallejo Co-Director

  • Liliana Molina Co-Director

  • Henry Garcia Art Advisor

Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Javier Marín  (+)

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  • Rafael Barrios

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  • Fernando Botero  (+)

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    • Fernando Botero - Dancers

      Dancers

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  • Jim Dine  (+)

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  • Robert Indiana  (+)

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    • Robert Indiana - LOVE

      LOVE

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  • Julio Larraz

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  • Mr. Brainwash  (+)

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  • Silvia Papas  (+)

    Biography : Silvia Papas Biography Silvia Papas was born in Conegliano (Treviso) in 1969. After completing her studies at the Liceo Artistico (Art School) of Padua, her city of adoption, during the late eighties, the artist approached her first professional experiences: in the fields of stage sets, posters, and fashion, the latter with the creation of several collections for men and women. The visual inspiration provided by these sectors, and that evocated by the artist’s frequent trips to the United States, gave rise, together with her specific interest in Pop Art, to the aesthetic line underlying her pictorial research, to which Silvia Papas has devoted herself exclusively since 1993. From her early works, her canvases, ever attractively and showily colorful, have portrayed seductive female figures, witnesses of modernity in which they play a leading role. Following a phase in which the human element was set aside in favor of nature, the artist veered from sharp acrylic backgrounds to more severe tones, foreshadowing a development towards more complex, "hazy" subjects. Spectrums of greys, and a tendency towards monochrome, now underlie the perpetual seductive action of the artist’s subjects, revealing a sense of restlessness, of obsessiveness. Their glittering existence gives way to an unexpected solitude and dependence. Silvia Papas’s women symbolize the dazzling avant-gardism of a society destabilized by its wellbeing. The symbols of consumerism and the ideological contrasts arising out of alienation leave visible traces among the sidewalks and walls of contemporary cities, which act as the background to figures that, however, retain their power to fascinate. While, with rare exceptions, the male element does not feature in the painter’s visual world, the “asexual” dimension of childhood has found its way into her work, assuming a symbolic, and sometimes surreal nature: on several occasions, she has depicted young single mothers, and their inexperienced and so

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions
    2019
    “Lost” (curated by Maria Grazia Melandri),Magazine del Sale Torre, Museo del Sale di Cervia – Ravenna – Italy
    “Lost”, Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    2018
    “Walking towards future”, Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    2017
    “Postcards from Paradise” (curated by Marina Guida) Museo Castel dell'Ovo, Napoli, Italy
    “Rapport 2017”,Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    2016
    “Seductions Pop” Galeria Espiral, Noja, Santander, Spain
    “Rapport 2016”,Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    2015
    “Rapport fra Idag”,Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    2014
    “Italian Pop Art”,Galeria Viki Blanco, Gijon, Spain
    “Rapport fra Idag”, Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    2013
    “Travel”, Bienal del sur Panamà, Panamà city, Panamà
    “Rapport fra Idag”, Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    2012
    “Rapport fra Idag”,Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    2011
    “Charme” (curated by Luca Beatrice), Vecchiato Art Galleries, Padova, Italy
    “Rapport fra Idag”, galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    2010
    “Woman 010”, Galerie Wolfgang, Wien, Austria
    “Illusion”, Galleria Akropolis, Brescia, Italy
    “Rapport fra Idag”, Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    2009
    “La Dolce Mi.Ma”, La sala Rossa, Milano Marittima,Italy
    “Rapport fra Idag”, Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    2008
    “Femme”, Galleria la Rinascente, Padova, Italy
    “Rapport fra Idag”, Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    2007
    “Illusions”, Palazzo del commercio”, Lugo(Ravenna), Italy
    “Rapport fra Idag”, Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    2006
    “Rapport fra 2006”, Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    Hotel Cormoran, Villasimius (Cagliari)
    Luisetto Arte Contemporanea, Padova, Italy
    2005
    “Illusions” (curated by James Cavello), Westwood Gallery, New York, USA
    “Roma Lisbona”(curated by N. Zandomenego), Galleria Jorge Shirley, Lisbon, Portugal
    Luisetto Arte Contemporanea, Padova, Italy
    Galleria tra la terra e il cielo, Nizza Monferrato (Asti), Italy
    2004
    “Rapport fra 2004, Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway
    “Troppo sicure

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  • Cristóbal Toral

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  • Gustavo Vélez  (+)

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LOVE - Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana

LOVE

1998
Polished bronze - Edition 2/8
18 x 18 x 9 inches - 45.5 x 45.5 x 23 cm

“The “LOVE Sculpture” is the culmination of ten years of work based on the original premise that the word is an appropriated and usable element of art, just as Picasso and the Cubists made use of it at the beginning of the century, which evolved inevitably, in both my “LOVE” paintings and sculpture, into the concept that the word is also a fit and viable subject for art.

For me it was the drawing of a circle back to the beginnings of my known work, which were the wooden constructions that I started in the fifties. I thought of myself as a painter and a poet and became a sculptor because the raw materials were lying outside my studio door on the lower Manhattan waterfront. The old beams from the demolished warehouses cut down and sat upright as stelae had the breadth to bear just one word, such as “Moon” or “Orb,” or “Soul” and “Mate,” as did some of my first word paintings, i.e. the diptych panels “Eat” and “Die,” but the sheer expanse of the wide canvases led to the proliferation of the word and whole passages and wheels of words appeared.

With “LOVE” it was back to the single word and also a return, after several years of paintings with the circle the dominant form, to the quartered canvas, or, in this case, structure. An earlier preoccupation, it is manifest in the Museum of Modern Art’s “American Dream,” which originally had no words, no numbers, no stars nor stripes, but four discs arranged on a structured field.

Here the quartered field is filled with the four letters of love, as compactly and economically as possible, but with my interest in the circle still called to mind by the tilted o.”

— Robert Indiana

Dancers - Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero

Dancers

1994
Watercolor and pencil on canvas
51.5 x 41.5 inches - 131 X 105 cm

Fernando Botero, born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932, is frequently mentioned as the world’s most important living artist. With a style that is immediately recognized and celebrated in every corner of this planet, he has maintained
throughout his career constancy and coherence in the exploration of volume and color while depicting scenes from his childhood in Colombia and Latin America. Although his subject matter is local, he has achieved a universal language that explains his worldwide success. He is strongly influenced by the works of the Great Masters in the History of Art and prides himself on his respect and love of this tradition. Over a career spanning more than 50 years, he is one of the world’s most prolific artists, and is one of the few who expresses his art across almost all mediums.
Exhibited all over the world, he has the honor of being the living artist who has had the most museum exhibitions, the most books are written about him and the most films made. He is still active today.

Botero displays his craftsmanship in everything he makes. His drawings and watercolors are the
ultimate proof and gives another dimension to his art. In the master drawing, he shows his pensive
and reflective moods; they have a quality of intimacy. It also offers a good exercise to follow Botero’s play of lines. Botero hardly ever uses models. His figures are drawn from his own imagination.