• Sinfonía acuática

    “Sinfonía acuática*”

    Date 2008
    Dimensions 92"x 104"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Aquatic symphony
  • Perdón madre pacha

    “Perdón madre pacha*”

    Date 2008
    Dimensions 93"x 93"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Sorry mother pacha
  • Marginado

    “Marginado*”

    Date 2004
    Dimensions 68"x 64"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Marginalized
  • La ensalada primero

    “La ensalada primero*”

    Date 2008
    Dimensions 69"x 86"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Salad first
  • Vire a la izquierda

    “Vire a la izquierda*”

    Date 2008
    Dimensions 34"x 40"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Turn left
  • El levantamiento

    “El levantamiento* ”

    Date 2009
    Dimensions 34"x 40"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: The rising(Uprising)
  • Con que se salve uno basta

    “Con que se salve uno basta*”

    Date 2008
    Dimensions 34"x 40"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: As long as one is saved it’s enough
  • Colisión

    “Colisión* ”

    Date 2008
    Dimensions 69"x 100"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Collision
  • Carga pesada (éxodo)

    “Carga pesada (éxodo) *”

    Date 2009
    Dimensions 39"x 59"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Heavy load (exodus)
  • Black hole

    “Black hole*”

    Date 2008
    Dimensions 34"x 40"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 20th Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Hoyo negro

Orlando Vallejo Caraballo

Caguas, Puerto Rico, 1955

Biography Details

Painter. Vallejo studied civil engineering at the UPR-Bayamón Campus and went on to study in the Puerto Rico School of Plastic Arts, where he became friends with Dennis Mario Rivera and Jorge Zeno and studied drawing and printmaking under maestros Fran Cervoni and José Alicea. He studied in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Puerto Rico and in 1976 went to Madrid for further studies. On his return, he founded the Ausubo Gallery in Caguas. Several years later, he became interested in studying Abstract Expressionism and the Austrian Expressionism of Oscar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, and Chaim Soutine. Since 1987 he has had a dozen solo exhibitions and taken part in several group shows, among them an international painting exhibition in Cuzco, Peru, in 2002. The elements that characterize his paintings are landscape, the human figure, social criticism, Expressionism, and, mainly, color. He has said that he is self-taught in painting.

Artist Statement

"The key behind the work of the artist and its driving force is the intensity. This artist, his canvases, reach us immediately, beyond the specific nature of their images, by the intensity which is consubstantial to the structure of his drawing, composition, and color. Vallejo reconciles all these elements with as much intelligence as imagination, assumes an avant-garde position in the revaluation of the figurative and increases with new and final qualities a unique body of work in our artistic context. His is the art of intensity. Dazzling"

Fuente: Armando Álvarez Bravo-Crítico de arte. Editorial Semana, Inc , jueves, 8 de agosto de 2013

Formation

Education 

1980

  • Studies of Painting. Fine Arts Department, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1976

  • Studies of Painting. Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1972

  • Studies of Civil Engineering. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus, Bayamón, Puerto Rico 

Professional Experience

1977

  • Founder. Galería Ausubo, Caguas, Puerto Rico

Exhibitions

Individuales

2013

  • Tiempo de convergencias, Galería Cueto, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2010

  • En lo más mínimo, Galería Cueto, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2009

  • Conciencias libres, Galería Cueto, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Confrontaciones, Galería Cueto, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2007

  • Naturaleza Urbana, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Rockefeller Center, New York, United States
  • Verdes veredas,  Galería Cueto,  San Juan, Puerto Rico

2005

  • Espectros urbanos, Casa Rectora, Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico
  • Pintura Reciente, Galería Obra, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2004

  • Espectros urbanos, Museo de Las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2003

  • Pintura reciente, Galerías Prinardi, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2002

  • Pinturas del 2002, Galerías Prinardi, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2001

  • Emociones del Caribe, Escuela Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes “Diego Quispe Tito”, Cuzco, Peru
  • Entornos, Galerías Prinardi, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2000

  • Percepciones, Galerías Prinardi, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1999

  • Museo de Arte de  Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico

1998

  • Antiguo Convento de los Dominicos, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1997

  • La Galería, La Galería, Fundación Altos de Chavón, La Romana, Dominican Republic

1996

  • Casa de Bastidas, Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Galerías Prinardi, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • La Cruz Azul de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1995

  • Galería Normandie, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1994

  • Museo Casa Roig, Humacao, Puerto Rico

1993

  • Galería Coabey, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1991

  • Galería Iberoamericana, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1989

  • Galería Andrés, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1987

  • Universidad de Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus, Humacao, Puerto Rico

Colectivas

2013

  • Pasiones Regionales, Museo y Centro de Estudios Humanísticos Dra. Josefina de la Nuez, Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico
  • Expresiones Pentatónicas, Museo de los Próceres, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

2007

  • Contexto puertorriqueño: del rococcó colonial al arte global, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2005

  • V Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo de Florencia, Florence, Italy

2002

  • Lazos Latinoamericanos, Cámara de Comercio de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Tiempo de Arte, Escuela de Bellas Artes, Cusco, Peru
  • Fraternité Caraïbéenne au Festival de Couleurs, Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

2001

  • El Paisaje desde Adentro, Galerías Prinardi, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1999

  • Pasaje de Ida y Vuelta, Sala Julia de Burgos, Taller Boricua, New York, United States

1996

  • III Bienal de Pintura del Caribe y Centro América, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1994

  • Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico
  • Movimiento de Artistas Plásticos del Turabo, Pabellón de las Artes, Caguas, Puerto Rico

1991

  • Galería Normandie, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Certamen Fundación Alfonso Arana, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1990

  • El paisaje puertorriqueño, Galería Hispanoamericana, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1989

  • Pintores en retratos y autorretratos, tres generaciones, Galería Hispanoamericana, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1983

  • Huellas, Galería Bohío, New York, United States

1986-1994

  • Museo Sin Techo, a Sol y Agua, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

2013

  • Resident Artist. Museo y Centro de Estudios Humanísticos Dra. Josefina de la Nuez, Universidad del Turabo, Guarabo, Puerto Rico

1997

  • Residency. Altos de Chavón, La Romana, Dominican Republic

1991

  • Award. First Mention, Fundación Alfonso Arana Competition, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1982

  • Honorable Mention. Gulf Collegiate Competition, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1981

  • Honorable Mention. Mobil Oil Caribe Competition, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Collections

  • Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Escuela Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes “Diego Quispe Tito”, Cusco, Peru 
  • Fundación Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic
  • Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Museo de Arte de Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico
  • Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • General Accident Insurance, London, England
  • Santurce Medical Mall, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Bibliography

Catalogues

“Entornos”, Galerías Prinardi, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2001.
“O. Vallejo”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico, 1999.
“Orlando Vallejo Caraballo”, Galería Coabey, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1993.

Newspapers

Alegre Barrios, Mario. “Exuberancia gestual en la obra de Vallejo”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 11 de junio de 1996, p. 79.
Colón Camacho, Doreen. “El follaje tropical de Orlando Vallejo”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 11 de mayo de 1995, p. 174.
Pérez Rivera, Tatiana. “Urbano y natural”, El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR). 10 de mayo de 2007, pp. 98-99.
Rodríguez, Jorge. “Cusco acoge arte boricua”, El Vocero (San Juan, PR). 1 de agosto de 2002, pp. E4-E5.
Rodríguez, Jorge. “Intensidad y pasión en el expresionismo de Vallejo”. 7 de diciembre de 2007, pp. E4-E5. 
Rodríguez, Jorge. “Todo un éxito el Domingo de arte”. El Vocero (San Juan, PR), 22 de octubre de 2001, p. 76.

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