Luis Kaiulani, born in Honolulu, grew up in Hawaii influenced by a mixture of culture, nature, geography and philosophy, absorbing the Hawaiian forests wonders, playing in secluded beaches’ sand, meditating on mountaintops and diving into one of the world’s most amazing bodies of water, the Pacific Ocean. He credits his serene affinity toward nature to this idyllic time, yet another side of him is fiery, passionate and asking for excitement. For twenty years, his attention to fluidity, mindfulness and color dimension takes his Art into its own unique area. Luis creates works motivated by his background from Hawaii and Venezuela expressed in sculptures, paintings and art objects. For the viewer, his Art is strong and imaginary, like the archipelago he comes from. His focus on line and color bring to life his work’s objective. Amongst Kaiulani’s past Solo Shows: Evolution, White’s art Gallery Miami, FL, 2014,and 68th Anniversary Country Club Barquisimeto, Venezuela, 2007; Group Shows: Art Expo Las Vegas, NV, 2018,in 2017,Red Dot and Artscape Lab Gallery, both in Miami; in 2016, Red Dot Miami and Aqua Art, Miami Beach; in 2015/14, Giants in the City monumental inflatable sculptures, Miami and Fort Lauderdale; 2015, Art Wynwood, Miami; 2014, Home Box Office(HBO), Corporate Commission, aluminum sculptures Spiral, Miami; in 2013, Miami, Little Haiti Cultural Center, Irreversible Magazine Project, Do not fear your fear and MIA Encore SeaFair Mega Yacht Venue; 2011, Shanghai Art Fair, Latin American Pavilion, China; in 2011/07, Wynwood exhibitions with Elite Fine Art Gallery, Miami; 2009, Miami Dade College, Doral Uncovered, West Campus, FL; 2008, Durban Segnini Gallery, Art Auction Step by Step, Coral Gables FL; in 2006: Art on 5th Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, and Piag Museum Opening Windows, Coral Gables, FL; 2005, Cirque d’ art Gallery, Bedford Hills, New York; in 2004: Jose Maria Vargas University, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Power International Gallery, Coral Gables, FL; 2003, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Gallery, The color of our World, Miami.
Luis Kaiulani says: “My art is a metaphor for nature’s constant quest for growth through learning, experience and contribution… After various years painting, I decided to make sculptures, choosing wood as the element of transformation. I created my ‘Totems’, mystical ancestral pieces conceived through my vision and sensibility… A new chapter in my career started using metal for my Artworks, allowing me to present projects on a higher scale, monumental sculptures, and art in public spaces, among others. The series of aluminum sculptures began with “Solid Drip”, followed today by the “Lines” series (Flat Line, Cross Line and Shape Line). My creative process was influenced by great international master artists: John Henry, Marc Di Suvero, Anthony Caro and Franz Weissmann.”
Presented by Contemporary Art Projects USA, Luis Kaiulani has exhibited in 2018 at Art Boca, FL, Art Santa Fe, NM and the Pre-Art Basel Miami Week Exhibition: ART from Our Earth, the Sea and the Sky at the ArtsPark Gallery of Hollywood, FL, and in several venues during Art Basel Miami week, including the SLS,with two sculptures, one in the Reception Lobby and other at the Pool. In the Contemporary Art Projects USA Booths of Art Basel Miami Week 2019 and during Art Wynwood 2020, Luis Kaiulani exhibits an impressive elegant aluminum Artwork sculpture of exquisite abstract conception. Unique and refined, any of his Artworks are eye-catching pieces for Art Collectors and viewers at the Fair.