Amilkar Ariza - Art Works - Sculptures


Ariza has created a collection of bronze sculptures, which have become his specialty, in which he aims to capture and illustrate the expressions and movements of the human body.

The series "The Golfers", inspired by the artist's passion for golf, consists of 10 bronze sculptures that try to capture the attention by transforming them emotionally into the actual experience of the game. A fan of many sports, Ariza has created another limited series of bronzes featuring baseball, basketball and tennis. His works featuring the movements of baseball include a life-size bronze sculpture of Major League Baseball catcher Iván Rodríguez in Miami, Florida.

Another example of Ariza's work is a limited series of 10 bronze sculptures called "Las Marias", depicting a woman's different expressions and sensibilities.

  • "Iván Rodríguez sculpture in process"

  • "Iván Rodríguez face in wax"

  • "Ariza with the completed bronze sculpture"

Ariza has also created monumental bronze sculptures, the most important of which is a 22 feet (6.7 m) monument to Colombian soccer player Carlos "El Pibe" Valderrama showing him in one of his most characteristic movements. The sculpture was placed in front of Valderrama's home town, Santa Marta, northern Colombia.

  • "Iván Rodríguez"

  • Carlos "El Pibe" Valderrama

  • Carlos "El Pibe" Valderrama

  • Master Ariza creating the famous hair of Carlos "El Pibe" Valderrama

  • "The Caddie with the Flag"

  • "The Back Swing"

  • "The Serve"

  • "Maria del Campo"

In March 2010 Amilkar Ariza revealed his more recent work, the monumental sculpture of "La Pilonera", a woman dancing the traditional "El Pilon" dance from Colombia's northern (Caribbean) coast. The monument portrays Consuelo Araújo Noguera, former head of the Ministry of the Cultural Affairs in Colombia, who was killed by the FARC guerrilla during a rescue attempt by the Colombian Army. Mrs. Araujo is well known as one of the founders of the Vallenato Festival held annually in Valledupar, Colombia.

  • "La Pilonera Mayor - Consuelo Araújo Noguera"

  • "La Pilonera Mayor - Consuelo Araújo Noguera"

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