Víctor Asuaje (1966) was born in Barquisimeto and currently resides in Portuguesa, Venezuela. He is a self-taught artist who had the opportunity to participate in the main salons and exhibitions in Venezuela, particularly in the 80s and 90s. He has the merit of having developed, for more than 30 years, a visual language and a solid artistic career. He has been widely awarded and applauded by critics for his constant practice and experimentation, for his mastery of the drawing technique and for his extraordinary handling of color and pictorial composition
The innovative proposal of Víctor Asuaje has been characterized by the combination of the portrait of the female face, expressionist aesthetics and the mix of techniques. He has articulated a wide repertoire of images of women that seem self-absorbed, abstracted, immersed in meditation, suggestive and erotic as well. They generally appear behind transparencies and colored strokes. The technique and the moderate gesture in the background, contrasts with the liveliness, intensity and vibration of the color palette and the thick and loose brushstroke of Asuaje. The tension generated by realism and abstraction, figure and background, uniformity and relief, restraint and freedom, produces a visually complex and fascinating work.
The exuberant women are always crowned by what looks like chromatic explosions that invade much of the support. The artist has persistently explored this theme and mode of representation throughout his career. Such firmness in his speech could tell us about certain qualities that the artist attributes to the notion of the feminine: voluptuousness and bodily, ideological, creative, spiritual fecundity.
Ana Beatriz García
→ “Signos y símbolos”. Galería de Arte Clave, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Obra reciente”. Galería de Arte Clave, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Encuentro en 2 Salas”. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Obra reciente”. Instituto de Cultura de Portuguesa, Portuguesa, Venezuela.
→ “Obra reciente”. Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure, Portuguesa, Venezuela.
→ “Metallica”. Galería de Arte Venezolano, Miami, USA.
→ “Mujeres en Plata”. Ático Galería, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Espejismos”. Galería Art3, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “5 x 5. Arte Joven New York-Acarigua”. Embajada de Venezuela, Washington, USA.
→ “Venezuela Contemporánea”, Hatman Art Space, Florida, USA.
→ “Mega Exposición”. Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “I Salón Nacional de Arte Efímero”. Ateneo de Valencia, Valencia, Venezuela 2011.
→ “Salón Anual de Artes Visuales Héctor Rojas Meza”. Ateneo de Cabudare, Cabudare, Venezuela.
→ “Salón Nacional Ciudad de Guanare”. Guanare, Venezuela.
→ “Salón Nacional del 4 de febrero”. Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Salón del Ajedrez”. Centro de Bellas Artes. Ateneo de Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
→ “Arquitectura, Arte y Ciudad”. Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Rómulo Gallegos CELARG, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ Primer Premio. Salón Nacional Ciudad de Guanare, Guanare, Venezuela.
→ Primer Premio. Salón Nacional Artes Visuales, Cojedes, Venezuela.
→ Primer Premio. Salón Centro Occidental Rafael Ramón González, Portuguesa, Venezuela.
→ Mención de Honor. “Salón del Ajedrez”. Centro de Bellas Artes. Ateneo de Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela.