Americo is an artist from Merida in centre-west Venezuela.
Through his watercolour and acrylic work Americo conveys his unique vision of the world, a moving and innovating mix of fantasy and reality.
Americo has taken part in several exhibitions in Venezuela and Europe since his first solo exhibition at the Guernica Gallery in Venezuela in 2009.
His work has been a source of inspiration to other artists as well as drawing interest of people from all walks of life.
For Americo, art is a way of living, of understanding the world, of learning and occasionally, of healing himself. For those who have watched him grown, his art is a gift, a joyful opportunity to comtemplate beauty, of surprising ourselves, a spiritual shape of existence.
In 2010 Fundacion Polar released a limited print of the book Americo y su Pincel (Americo and his paintbrush) by Professor Maria Luz Salas de Morales.
The book is available in selected libraries in Venezuela and Spain.
An electronic version of the book released by Universidad de Los Andes is available to download from this Site.