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About Virgilio Arrieta

Contemporary Realism Artist Virgilio Arrieta

Maestro of fine arts, Virgilio Arrieta, is one of the most versatile artists in Venezuela. Born in April, 1955 in Maracay, Venezuela, son of Eleodora González and Virgilio Arrieta. Virgilio completed his university studies at the Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado UCLA obtaining a degree in Public Accounting. Alongside his professional education, Virgilio attended numerous workshops and free classes at The School of Visual Arts of Rafael Monasterios in Maracay.

 

Virgilio has made his career in Barquisimeto as a renowned speaker, poet, musician, composer, TV producer and painter. Successful in various artistic genres, he has made an invaluable contribution to the cultural development of the State of Lara.

All the artistic work of Virgilio Arrieta is intertwined by one common theme: representing human beings in their myriad facets. His paintings are impregnated with the eternal feeling of love that humanity has towards its fellow men, sincerity that inspires people to be kind and considerate to each other.

His artistic urge drives him to dedicate himself entirely to humanity. Virgilio envisages his work as a way to contribute to the happiness of those who appreciate it. Each detail in his work (from small drawings to monumental pieces of art) conveys the joy of love towards our neighbours; it becomes an inseparable synthesis of objects, people and tinted colours, which slowly enrapture the viewer’s attention, filling them with warm emotion.

Education

  • ​Public Accounting, Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado, Barquisimeto, Venezuela

  • Art Workshops, The School of Visual Arts of Rafael Monasterios, Maracay, Venezuela

Exhibitions

  • “Music and Colour of Venezuela”, Ferrari Gallery. Milan, Italy. 1995

  • Banco Provincial. Barquisimeto, Venezuela. 1996

  • “Opening Doors”, Juan Carmona Show Room. Barquisimeto, Venezuela. 1999

  • Municipal Gallery of Aveiro, Portugal. 2000

  • Rafael Monasterio gallery, Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado. Lara State, Venezuela. 2001

  • “Because I also was a child”, Jorge Arteaga Art Hall of the Cabudare Cultural Centre. Venezuela. 2002

  • “The brushstroke” individual gallery. Mérida, Venezuela. 2001

  • Permanent participation in the “Divina Pastora” exhibition, Santa Rosa. Barquisimeto, Venezuela. 2005

  • Individual Exhibition at Municipal Gallery of Barquisimeto. Venezuela. 2005

  • Mega National Exhibition, Barquisimeto Museum. Venezuela. 2005

  • Mega National Exhibition. Caracas, Venezuela. 2006

  • Collective exhibition in Madrid, Spain. 2007

  • Giotto Gallery. Lara State, Venezuela. 2009

  • The University José Antonio Páez. Carabobo, Venezuela. 2010

  • Individual Exhibition at hotel Eurobuilding. Caracas, Venezuela. 2013

  • “Biografiados” Biotel. Barquisimeto, Venezuela. 2014