About the artist
Americo was born in Merida Venezuela in 1980. He starts studying drawing and painting with Maria Elena Rabago when he was 16 years old.
In 2001 he was invited to attend Colour Workshop VI led by Luis Fernando Matheus in the former Art School of Universidad de Los Andes in his hometown of Merida. Matheus shows special interest in his work and continues to teach him directly between 2002-2003.
Americo has travelled extensively both in and out of Venezuela in the company of his family. His trips have been the inspiration of cartography series.
From 2005 his work starts being shown in collective exhibitions in the Andes area of Venezuela. His first solo exhivition took place in 2009 in Galeria Guernica(Merida, Venezuea). Since then, he has exhibited extensively in Venezuela and internationally, including two contemporary art exhibitions in Czech Republic.
In 2010 Fundacion Polar releases a limited print of “Américo y su pincel” (Americo and his Paintbrush). The book looks into the artist's creative process and through studying his painting. An electornic copy of the book published by Universidad de Los Andes is available to download from this website.
Americo's work has been featured in a number of magazines and newspapers in Venezuela. His work has also served as inspiration various fields. Creative evangelists Denise Jacobs has spoken extensively about Americo's work as an example of artistic creativity.