• Rain, Steam and Speed VII

    “Rain, Steam and Speed VII”

    Dimensions 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 6 3/4"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Pine Wood, acrylic, incense and coins; edition 1/1
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Rain, Steam and Speed IV

    “Rain, Steam and Speed IV”

    Dimensions 13 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 6"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Pine Wood, acrylic, incense and coins; edition 1/1
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Monument II

    “Monument II”

    Dimensions 28" x 88"
    Category Photography
    Medium Photograph, edition 1/2
    Genre Rural landscape
    Period 21st Century
  • German Wagen – Botnbreen

    “German Wagen – Botnbreen”

    Date 2013
    Dimensions 12" x 16"
    Category Mixed medium
    Medium Photograph and ink on photograph paper mounted on Dibond. Diptych
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Ny-Alesund Town – Knudsenheia

    “Ny-Alesund Town – Knudsenheia”

    Date 2013
    Dimensions 12" x 16"
    Category Mixed medium
    Medium Photograph and ink on photograph paper mounted on Dibond. Diptych
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • 1926 Roald Amundsen Tower- Manevatnet

    “1926 Roald Amundsen Tower- Manevatnet”

    Date 2013
    Dimensions 12" x 16"
    Category Mixed medium
    Medium Photograph and ink on photograph paper mounted on Dibond. Diptych
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Carbon-dioxide Measurement at the Zeppelin Station- Zeppelinfjellet

    “Carbon-dioxide Measurement at the Zeppelin Station- Zeppelinfjellet”

    Date 2013
    Dimensions 12" x 16"
    Category Mixed medium
    Medium Photograph and ink on photograph paper mounted on Dibond. Diptych
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Old Mines – Smithelva

    “Old Mines – Smithelva”

    Date 2013
    Dimensions 12" x 16"
    Category Mixed medium
    Medium Photograph and ink on photograph paper mounted on Dibond. Diptych
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • AWI Research Team - Storholmen

    “AWI Research Team - Storholmen”

    Date 2013
    Dimensions 12" x 16"
    Category Mixed medium
    Medium Photograph and ink on photograph paper mounted on Dibond. Diptych
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • IPEV Research Team – Vestre Lovenbreen

    “IPEV Research Team – Vestre Lovenbreen”

    Date 2013
    Dimensions 12" x 16"
    Category Mixed medium
    Medium Photograph and ink on photograph paper mounted on Dibond. Diptych
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century

Osvaldo Budet Meléndez

Biography Details

Painter, videographer and photographer Leipzig / Berlin, Germany as part of the Leipzig International Art Program. He earned his BBA with a concentration in painting at Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto in 2004 and his Master’s from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008. During 2011 to 2012 he attended the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, Germany and was a Resident Artist at AWIPEV Koldewey Arctic Research Base Station in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway. Recently he was part of the Leipzig International Art Program in Leipzig/ Berlin, Germany. His work has been exhibited in Puerto Rico, the US and Germany, where he has won awards. His work breaks the paradigm of creating an alternate present, in his paintings he creates documental fantasies, images of the past that can be seen as an ideal future and on the other hand, uses the documentary as an anchor to reality. Currently lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Artist Statement

[…]These fictitious places I create in my photos are imaginary vistas of grandeur and serenity; the ideal Arctic which we project in our collective memory and expect to find there in the flesh. In opposition to these romantic looking photos, my simplistic graphite line drawings of out of place and awkward structures and people, dwarfed in the white space of the sheet of paper, describe exactly that which has been eliminated, voided or missing in the photographs. These drawings record the missing human dimensions of the photos, and all at once the graphite and ink drawings point to unreal looking situations and an even stranger reality. Playing with reversals of imagination, construction and elimination, these photos and drawings invite us to discover contradictions and connections, continuities and breaks which are a contradictory experience to the harsh reality of the places I seek to evoke.[…]

 

Osvaldo Budet 2013

Extract from: www.osvaldobudet.com 

Formation

Education

2008

  • Master’s in Fine Arts. Maryland Institute College of Art, Maryland, United States

2004

  • Bachelor’s in Fine Arts (BBA). Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Profeisional Experience

2004

  • Collaboration with Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla in the Landmark.Project Tate Modern, London, England

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2013

  • High Arctic, Josef Filipp Gallery , Leipzig, Germany 

2012

  • Vanishing Landscapes, Upstair Gallery, Oldenburg, Germany
  • Drawn into the Light, Hanse-Wissenshaftkolleg, Delmenhorst, Germany

2011

  • Political Corrections, Galería Nacional, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Wareneingang, Josef Filipp Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
  • Wareneingang, Zimmer 11, Berlin, Germany

2010

  • Romantic Political Affair, Caps lock Project, Berlin, Germany
  • Romantic Political Affair, Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture Museum, Chicago, Illinois  United States

2009

  • The Serious Objects of Art of Osvaldo Budet, Leipzig International Art Programme, Leipzig, Germany

2008

  • Documentary Production, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

2005

  • Crímenes de Guerra, Estado y Corporativos, Museo Barrio de Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Group Shows

2013

  • Missing Link, Momentum, Berlin, Germany

2012

  • A Wake, Momentum, Berlin, Germany

2011

  • Muestra Nacional de Fotografía, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Recent Acquisitions, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan Puerto Rico

2010

  • BMW Advent event 2010, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany
  • Recent Acquisitions from Latin American Art Collection, Museum of Art of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Estados Unidos
  • Geografía Humana, Imágenes del siglo XXI, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Leipzig Calling, New York Academy, New York, United States

2009

  • Commune, Black and White Gallery, New York, United States
  • Circa International Art Fair, Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2008

  • Winter Group Show, Cavanacor Art Gallery, Donegal, Ireland
  • Photoshopping, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, California, United States
  • On Your Mark, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico 
  • Pública 2, Área: Lugar de Proyectos, Caguas, Puerto Rico
  • Circa International Art Fair, Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Kitsch Antología Cotidiana, Project Site, Circa International Art Fair, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2007

  • Edge Zones International Art Fair, Miami, United States
  • What are they building there?, Maryland Institute College of Arts, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Awesomeness is Achievable, Fox 3 Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Arts, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Arts, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

2006

  • Colectivo, Área: Lugar de Proyectos, Caguas, Puerto Rico

2004

  • Thesis Show, Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

2012

  • Artist Residency. AWIPEV Arctic Research Base Koldewey Station, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway

2011-2012

  • Artist Residency. Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany

2008

  • Artist Residency. Leipzig International Art Programme, Leipzig, Germany

2006-2008

  • Award. Hoffberger Award, United States

2005

  • Artist Residency. Museo Del Barrio De Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2004

  • First Prize (Annual Show). Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Collections

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, 
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bibliography

Newspapers

García Benítez, Mariana. “Los Múltiples Rostros de la Patria” El Nuevo Día (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 22 de noviembre de 2007, pp. 96-97. 

 

González Pérez, Leyra. “Un Boricua en Berlín”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 30 de abril de 2010, p.88.


 
Otero, Carlos A. “En la óptica de Budet”. El Vocero, Escenario (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 22 de abril de 2010, pp.36-37.

 

Pérez Rivera, Tatiana. “Manipulador de la historia”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 13 de enero de 2009, pp. 48-49.

 

Rodríguez, Jorge. “Radiografía de investigación y exhibición plástica en el Arsenal de La Puntilla”. El Vocero (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 17 de julio de 2010, pp. 28-29.