lugufelo / Luis G. Fernandez, a Venezuelan artist, was born on December 18th, 1966, and has resided in Miami for the past seventeen years. From an early age, he was exposed to, and influenced by, kinetics and op art – movements that develop and grow parallel to his early formation. Inspired by his father, Rafael Fernandez Romero, a structural engineer specializing in bridges, lugufelo’s interest in construction and materials came early in his life. Together they frequently visited the construction sites of many different projects in Venezuela. lugufelo’s introduction to the art world came about as a consequence to his rebellious nature: his art professor, Jesus Soto, wanting to guide the young talent he saw in lugufelo, suggested that he spend the summer studying art.