At the age of 14, I was bewildered by the magical process of transforming reality by combining lines-colors in a flat surface. I use the Italian old master techniques for preparing the canvas, and select the best kinds of oils suited for the painting. In the installation: “Horizons: Among the Cloud Forest”, the technique of silk drawings and paintings try to evoke that ethereal realm where we exercise the recognition of our universe. Different layers of transparent silk textile add colors, shades of smoky white hues, to create landscapes where the spectator may lose his/her conception of time and space and enter into his/her own interior spectrum of soul qualities.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, Cavelier works in painting and sculpture. After a brief incursion in architecture and a year of painting at New York University, he traveled to study in Italy in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze where he finished his BFA in 1982. Returning to Bogota the same year he founded Trazo, an open studio where he worked and taught painting techniques. In June 1999, Cavelier was kidnapped by the Colombian guerrilla group FARC. He was released in 2000 and emigrated to U.S after being granted with an “extraordinary ability” permanent residence visa. Since then Jorge Cavelier lives in Key Biscayne, FL.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016- Horizons: Among the Cloud Forest. Special Project for Art Santa Fe. New Mexico. U.S. 2011- Fractals. Paintings. Arte Consultores. Bogota. Colombia 2011- Labyrinths. Sapphire Art Series. Rush Art Gallery. NY.U.S. 2011- Artisan Series. Paintings and Sculptures. Rush Art Gallery. N.Y. U.S. 2010- Rivers. Paintings. The Americas Collection. Coral Gables. Florida. U.S. 2008- Labyrinths. Paintings and Sculptures. Arte Consultores. Bogota. Colombia 2007- Labyrinths. The Americas Collection. Coral Gables. Florida. U.S. 2005- Espacios del alma (Soul Spaces). Arte Consultores. Bogota. Colombia 2005- Colombian Landscapes. Pretoria University. Pretoria. South Africa 2004- Mystic Waters. The Americas Collection. Coral Gables. Florida. U.S. 2004- Entre dos mundos (Between two Worlds). Sala Figari. Foreign Affairs Ministry. Montevideo. Uruguay 2003- Aguas en Paz (Waters in Peace). Arte Consultores. Bogota. Colombia 2003- From the Mountains to the Sea. The Americas Collection. Coral Gables. Florida. U.S. 2002- Florida Grand Opera. Paintings for the libretto and poster. Opera Season 2001- Los colores del silencio (The Colors of Silence). Arte Consultores. Bogota. Colombia 2000- After the long night (Oils). The Americas Collection. Coral Gables. Florida. U.S. 2000- Sueños de Paz en Tiempo de Guerra. (Dreams of Peace in Times of War). Oils. Club El Nogal. Bogota. Colombia 1999- Oils. Aliance Française.Under Barnard-Biderman Fine Art’s patronage. New York. U.S. 1998- Oils. M. & S. Gallery. Quito. Ecuador 1997- Oils. Barnard-Biderman Fine Arts Southampton, New York. U.S. 1997- Oils. The Americas Collection. Coral Gables. Florida. U.S. 1996- Oils. Barnard-Biderman Fine Arts. New York. U.S. 1995- Oils. International Fair of Art "FIA". Lisenberg Arte International. Caracas. Venezuela 1994- Oils. Lisenberg Arte International. Buenos Aires. Argentina 1993- Oils. Barnard-Biderman Fine Arts. New York. U.S.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013- Biennial del Sur de Panama. Panama 2012- Concerning the Spiritual in Art. Paintings and Sculptures. Aluna Art Foundation. Miami. Florida. U.S. 2009- FormArte. Fundación Corazón Verde. Works placed in the Bogota’s public spaces. Colombia 2008- Arte Americas. International Art Fair. The Americas Collection Stand. Miami Beach. Florida. U.S. 2006- Equus Arte. Fundación Corazón Verde. Works placed in the Bogota’s public spaces. Colombia 2006- Colombian Creativity. The Americas Collection II. Coral Gables. Florida. U.S. 2005- ARTBO. International Art Fair of Bogota. Chamber of Commerce of Bogota. Colombia 2004- Alla ricerca dell’Eldorado. Colombian Landscapes. IILA. Istituto Italo-latinoamericano. Palazzo Santacroce, Rome. Italy 2004- The Spring of MamBo. Ten artists of the Museum of Modern Art of Bogota. The Ritz Carlton Hotel. Miami. U.S. 2003- Navidarte MamBo. Forty years of Museum of Modern Art of Bogota. Colombia 2002- Enersis 2002. Painting Contest. Energy and the World. Museo de Arte de Santiago. Sponsored by Enersis Corporation. Santiago de Chile. Chile 2001/2002- Arborizarte. Corazon Verde Foundation. 134 Artists for the Widows of the policemen died in combat. Works placed in the Bogota’s public spaces. Colombia 2002- Latin-American painters. Palazzo Mediceo. Seravezza. Tuscany. Italy 2001- The Spirit of the Americas. Remembering September 11, 2001. The Americas Collection. Coral Gables. Florida. U.S. 2001- Contemporary Masters. The Americas Collection. Coral Gables. Florida. U.S. 2000- Identities. Walton Hoffman and other artists. Villa Maurina Cultural Institute. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil 2000- Oils. Vilanova Gallery. San Salvador. El Salvador 2000- The Creative Process. Oils and Watercolors. Arte Consultores Gallery. Bogota, Colombia 1996- Oils. International Art Fair "ART FI". Barnard-Biderman Fine Arts’ stand. Bogota, Colombia 1996- Oils. Feria de Arte BA. Lisenberg Arte International. Buenos Aires. Argentina 1995- Oils and Silverpoints. Madre Natura. Juan Bernal Gallery. Bogota. Colombia 1994- Oils. M & S Gallery. Quito. Ecuador
AWARDS 2013- Second Prize in Sculpture. Art Festival Present Art of Shanghai. China. 2010- Award-Winning of Artisan Series National Contest sponsored by Bombay Sapphire. Miami Florida